Looking back on the week in Cuzco

Our schedule in Cuzco was quite grueling last week – 12-13 hour days, and Thursday found us eating pollo a la brasa (rotisserie chicken) delivered to our lodgings at 10 PM! Friday, however, was our last day and we finished early at 6:30 pm. The afternoon was a flurry of activity as we completed several wheelchair and postural care sessions, including two very complex young people. While we were doing this work, Equip KIDS and the Lions Club members were packing up all the extra wheelchairs and supplies for shipment to Arequipa where they will do more fittings next week. One of the best things about this week has been the opportunity to teach a class about postural care, and to see the interest kindled in Sandra (of Equip KIDS) who told Tamara that she loves postural care! We hope this new focus will serve many people well in the provinces of Peru, and look forward to sharing more next year.

See below for more photos of the week’s work, including a few folks on the team who were missed in the photo post from Lima!

Elmer poses in his new wheelchair with Christian (Equip KIDS volunteer), his teacher from Abancay and Scott - our intrepid wheelchair wizard!

Elmer poses in his new wheelchair with Christian (Equip KIDS volunteer), his teacher from Abancay and Scott – our intrepid wheelchair wizard!

 

Luz is a Lions Club member with sewing skills, here pictured using the 1935 Singer Featherweight sewing machine donated to Equip KIDS.

Luz is a Lions Club member with sewing skills, here pictured using the 1935 Singer Featherweight sewing machine donated to Equip KIDS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura and Brandon (OT students) collaborate with Pam (PT) fitting a child with a Kid Chair.

Laura and Brandon (OT students) collaborate with Pam (PT) fitting a child with a Kid Chair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our amazing translator, Luis, helps Tamara explain night-time postural care concepts - "knees and toes to the ceiling"!

Our amazing translator, Luis, helps Tamara explain night-time postural care concepts – “knees and toes to the ceiling”!

Matthias had several family members as his own personal "pit crew".

Matthias had several family members as his own personal “pit crew”.

Hade found a picture of her favorite animal - a dog - to color once she was set in her new wheelchair with a tray.

Hade found a picture of her favorite animal – a dog – to color once she was set in her new wheelchair with a tray.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most of the crew was around the table for our final team dinner on Friday night - missing - Placida resting in her room and Tamara behind the camera!

Most of the crew was around the table for our final team dinner on Friday night – missing in the photo, Placida resting in her room and Tamara behind the camera.

It is Sunday, June 1. Tamara and Sammie are laying low in Lima. Tomorrow we will go to Yancana Huasy where we will meet to review our 2014 work together, and leave 3 large bags of 220 volt tools and other supplies in storage for next years Peru clinics. Later in the day we will meet at Caritas del Peru, the customs consignee that allows us to bring shipments into the country tax free. From there we will go straight to the airport for a several hour wait until our flight to Atlanta leaves – the first leg of our journey home.

Agenda for the rest of today…rest!

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One Response to Looking back on the week in Cuzco

  1. Adrienne guelker says:

    Congratulations! Awesome work!!!!

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