From the sunshine and cool temperatures of of Cuzco there is time at last to write a post about our final day in Lima. On Friday 7 children were scheduled including 1 returnee from earlier in the week. We were on a tighter schedule, to finish working by 4 PM and have our supplies and stuff out of the church by 5 PM so they could rearrange and start preparing for weekend liturgies. There were many wonderful moments as teenagers with severely compromised body shapes and painful dislocated hips were made comfortable through postural care and very specialized wheelchairs; other younger kids received their very first set of wheels and their parents learned about postural care to protect their body shape for the future. The photos below tell the story of some kids and the wonderful team who worked with them on Friday.
After all that we were packed and ready to go, when we were summoned to another area of Yancana Huasy where they had set up a surprise 10th Anniversary fiesta for Eleanore’s Project! Complete with toasts, a cake and other tasty treats, we were caught totally off guard. It was immensely touching (Tamara’s tears were proof of that). The banner below included photos of our work together this year and such good wishes. Our hearts were full.