Category Archives: Peru 2016

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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First steps

In our wheelchair clinics, we are witness to countless special moments: the first time a parent sees their child sit up independently; the joy of a sibling pushing their sister or brother; the tender way a father holds his daughter … Continue reading

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It’s just like riding a bicycle

Once you learn, the knowledge always comes back. And so it is every year that we return to Peru. After the initial chaos of sorting through wheelchairs and unpacking boxes, we slip into the simple rhythm of the clinic. A … Continue reading

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The 2016 Eleanore’s Project team arrives

Here we are after dinner tonight, 20 strong! Ready to start the clinic tomorrow.   Counterclockwise from left front: Sammie Wakefield, Marcia Marsh, Rick Aldred, Mary Beth Long, Kim Davis, Barb Gilbertson, Emma Steven, Laura Miklautsch, Alan Donaldson, Claudia Moya, … Continue reading

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Capacitación and home visits

Yesterday we were able to do two favorite things – sharing training time with our therapy colleagues at Yancana Huasy, and visit the homes of three children we will see in the clinics next week. I love the Spanish word … Continue reading

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Coral is the color for 35 years!

Today Eleanore’s Project participated in an educational conference marking the 35 year anniversary for Yancana Huasy. Centro Peyton was festive with all Yancana Huasy staff present wearing black and white, accented by coral ties for men and coral scarves for women. … Continue reading

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