Category Archives: Peru 2015

Memorable moments in Peru, May 2015

Enjoy these photos of our wonderful team members at various times and places over the last two weeks. Thanks to each and every one, for a wonderful experience!

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From this year’s students

Every year we ask our wonderful students from St Kate’s to write a blog for us. What follows is from this year’s group. Today is our seventh day in Peru working with clients on 24-hour postural care and wheelchair seating … Continue reading

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Adrian

Adrian arrived at the wheelchair clinic this morning around 9:30 am, and was the last child to leave tonight – at 9:00 pm. This very long day began with a two hour drive from his home in Ica before the … Continue reading

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Scenes from Lima, on to Nasca

Yesterday was our last clinic day at Yancana Huasy, and we needed to clear out our space in the church so they could prepare to use it for the weekend. This meant finishing work by 4 pm to start packing … Continue reading

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Green Fingernails

We are fortunate to have some volunteer students translating for us. Several days this week we have had two students from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. They are on a three week service trip to Peru. These wonderful young … Continue reading

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Birthdays and Wheelchairs

Today our team member Chie had a birthday. Barb, the faculty advisor had one earlier in the week. We decided that it would be fun to have a birthday cake for both of them. I hatched a plan with our … Continue reading

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Wednesday was a long day…

With many complicated children and therefore complex wheelchairs, it was a long and exhausting day. Our wonderful Spanish speaking OT/ATP, Betsy, is putting in long training hours with the Peruvian therapists. Here are a few photos of the day…  

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Big and little wheelchair riders

At the end of the day we had the fun of seeing a tiny boy, age two, experience the freedom of moving on his own for the first time. Pedro arrived early this morning, and it took all day to … Continue reading

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Surprises

Today we were greeted by a banner welcoming us to this week of work at Yancana Huasy. The first day of clinics is usually challenging as we unpack and organize materials, tools and wheelchair accessories. Today was no different.   … Continue reading

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Our team is gathered

Nearly everyone has arrived in Lima, some quite late and with tales to tell about flight delays. One person arrives tonight and then our Lima team will be complete. Here is the list of these great folks and where they … Continue reading

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