We are glad to share our plans and itinerary for the 2013 Peru expedition! Evaluations are being completed by our colleagues at Yancana Huasy and Equip KIDS; soon we will receive referral forms with measurements, recommendations and photos for each child or young person who will receive a wheelchair through our collaborative clinics in 2013. In early December Tamara, Sammie Wakefield and Julian will travel to Hope Haven International Ministries in South Dakota to select the wheelchairs and other equipment that will fill a 40 high cube shipping container and travel by sea to Peru.
In March we will begin our work in Arequipa with Equip KIDS, holding a week of wheelchair clinics March 11-15. The following week we will join with our St. Catherine University occupational therapy student cohort for wheelchair clinics at Yancana Huasy in Lima, March 18-22. Our clinical team is complete but we are in need of more technical help, especially RTS/ATPs with expertise in wheelchair seating adaptation, repair and modification. Please fill out an application form if you are this type of person and are interested! We can accept volunteers for one week at a time or ideally for the full two weeks. Check back soon for more developments!