Category Archives: Expeditions

Words from our 2017 OT students

We enjoyed the last two weeks with seven occupational therapy students from St. Catherine University. Here is what they shared about their experience of participating in Eleanore’s Project Lima 2017. As a full time student at St. Catherine University, I … Continue reading

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Diana Marcela – 6 years later

Diana lives with her family in Punto Hermosa, outside Lima on the beach. She traveled 2 hours to the Yancana Huasy wheelchair clinic on Monday for replacement of her wheelchair; she is now 13 and after 6 years she had … Continue reading

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When laughing is contagious

Have you ever heard a laugh so infectious that you have to laugh along? That was Fabrizio as he propelled himself in his first wheelchair for the first time. Fabrizio is a really active little guy with cerebral palsy. He … Continue reading

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An “Eleanore moment”

Last night our team of humans arrived safely after long hours of travel to Lima. Happily, some essential non-human materials arrived with them – 11 boxes of seating materials that were accidentally left behind when our shipping container was loaded … Continue reading

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Meeting Jesús

On Friday Sammie and I met Jesús, who is 22 years old. We were supposed to visit him the day before, but roads were closed because of flooding. On the way to his house we witnessed the Rimac River raging, … Continue reading

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Last Day in Nasca

Today is our last day in Nasca, and for many of the team, the second to last day in Peru. Some of us will stay longer – some for just a few days, others for a couple weeks. The last … Continue reading

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In Nasca

The last few days have been hectic; hence the lack of blog activity. On Monday night at about 8:00 pm, Tamara fell and bruised her left knee pretty badly. The pain and swelling were so severe that we feared she … Continue reading

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A weekend – Lima to Nasca

Friday night was a wonderful social evening hosted by Yancana Huasy as a gift to Eleanore’s Project. We enjoyed typical Peruvian food prepared in the traditional manner and a lovely evening with our colleagues with whom we worked hard all … Continue reading

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Martin’s unique wheelchair

Today we worked with children from Aynimundo, including a 16 year old young man named Martin. He received a wheelchair in one of our clinics about 5 years ago. Although we did not see the chair, his mother said it had … Continue reading

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Lucia, postural care and her first wheelchair

Last Friday Sammie and I had the pleasure of visiting 4 year old Lucia in her home. Lucia and Roxana, her mother, sat in the front row at the Yancana Huasy conference last week. The very next day we were met … Continue reading

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