Category Archives: Peru 2011

Photos from Lima and Yancana Huasy

We worked hard last week in Lima, but we had a lot of fun, too. Here are some photos from our time working at Yancana Huasy.  

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Finished in Lima

The absence of posts for the last few days has been related to exhaustion! The first part of the week was very intense, with extremely complicated children and young people who, in all cases, had never before had a wheelchair … Continue reading

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A milestone

Today, for the first time in her 14 year life, Catiusca ate lunch sitting upright. Sammie spent the whole day working on her chair. There’s a little more work to be done, so someone from her rehabilitation organization will deliver … Continue reading

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Wheelchair Clinic, Day 1: Yancana Huasy

We began our first clinic day waiting for our ride to Yancana Huasy. When Rufino (the driver) arrived in the Yancana Huasy van, we wondered if 16 people could possibly fit with 5 suitcases of tools and materials as well. … Continue reading

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Meet the 2011 Peru team

Our advance team arrived in balmy Lima last weekend and has been involved in preparations for our two weeks of wheelchair clinics. We are also your humble bloggers. Julian Kittelson-Aldred – Julian is, among other things, Eleanore’s big sister. She … Continue reading

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From the warehouse to education

After working four days in the warehouse, Friday and Saturday were education days at Yancana Huasy. On Friday morning Sammie and I taught therapists, teachers and other professionals working with children with disabilities. The focus was on recognition of basic … Continue reading

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Eleanore’s Project: 1; Warehouse: 0

Apologies for the late post – last night, we were quite exhausted from working all day long and spent a good hour wrestling with an airlines website to make arrangements for travelling to Arequipa. Here’s what we’ve been up to. … Continue reading

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And so it begins…

Arriving and assembling ourselves in Peru is always a bit of an adventure and good for a story or two. This year is no exception. Sammie and I arrived near midnight on Saturday. It was a close call for me … Continue reading

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Loaded and on the way

Our container of wheelchairs and equipment was scheduled for loading on Tuesday, but the weather was not cooperative! When I called at noon on Tuesday, I learned that a winter storm had interfered and the loading was rescheduled for yesterday, … Continue reading

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March 2011 shipment by the numbers

Greetings! Julian here. After a grueling day of sorting wheelchairs and adaptive equipment at Hope Haven International Ministries in Sioux Falls, SD, Mom and I are excited to report that we have an awesome shipment ready to go for Peru … Continue reading

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