Why We Do This

Today was the first of two days scheduled with children from Hellen Keller Program. We worked with 9 wonderful kids and their families. Another 10 will come to Yancana Huasy next Tuesday.

Anthony eats lunch in his new chair. His mother expressed such pleasure that he could swallow and eat his food more easily than before.

Anthony eats lunch in his new chair. His mother expressed surprise and pleasure that he could swallow and eat his food more easily than before.

Daniela digs into her lunch on her own! In her new wheelchair she was "Miss Independent".

Daniela digs into her lunch on her own! In her new wheelchair she was “Miss Independent”.

Jeritza will turn 7 next week. Today she sat in a chair for the first time and went for a ride!

Jeritza will turn 7 next week. Today she sat in a chair for the first time and went for a ride!

OT students Jenna (L) and Mary Beth (R) with the kids they seated together as a dynamic team - Jose Luis and Daniela.

OT students Jenna (L) and Mary Beth (R) with the kids they seated together as a dynamic team – Jose Luis and Daniela.

Daniela and Laura passed time coloring while other kids got their wheelchairs.

Daniela and Laura passed time coloring while other kids got their wheelchairs.

Jose Miguel, his mother and the team who worked with him all day - OT student Katie, Sammie and Kim.

Jose Miguel, his mother and the team who worked with him all day – OT student Katie, Sammie and Kim.

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