Our Wednesday

After two nights with no internet access we are back online at least for tonight! And back at the hostel in time to post some photos and stories. Unlike previous years,  we must fend for ourselves for dinner when we arrive “home” after working all day, and in this case it was 8:20 PM tonight – half an hour later than usual because of extra traffic. We don’t know why. Eating out a restaurant takes too much time, so tonight several of us bought empanadas at a shop down the street and brought them back to eat at the hostel.

Our clinic space at Yancana Huasy is set up with 7 mat table “stations”, 3 for Yancana Huasy therapists and 4 for Eleanore’s Project therapists. Sammie and Tamara do a lot of “floating” around and consulting. The team is incredible this year and today was proof of it. On Monday and Tuesday together we completed wheelchairs for 19 kids and young people, with two remaining who will return for completion at later dates. Today we saw 12 kids and completed every wheelchair including some very complicated ones. This was only accomplished through wonderful Yancana Huasy/Eleanore’s Project teamwork – what a group!!

Taken on Tuesday, this is a view of the clinic in action from the floor above.

Taken on Tuesday, this is a view of the clinic in action from the floor above.

Sammie and Nikole made a  good connection over the hours they worked together today.

Sammie and Nikol made a good connection over the hours they worked together today.

Jill and Laura, OT students from St. Kate's, hard at work adapting a unique wheelchair for a unique child.

Jill and Sarah, OT students from St. Kate’s, hard at work adapting a unique wheelchair for a unique child.

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One Response to Our Wednesday

  1. Frances Ford says:

    Your work is so needed and heart (not to mention body) warming. What can I do from here to help? I am so happy for you to be involved in this project. I wish I could have gone, too. I’m not much good at fabrication, but I do speak Spanish.

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