Author Archives: Rick Aldred

Last Day in Nasca

Today is our last day in Nasca, and for many of the team, the second to last day in Peru. Some of us will stay longer – some for just a few days, others for a couple weeks. The last … Continue reading

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Student Blog

Each year, we ask the students from Saint Catherine University that come on our expedition with us to reflect on their experience. I am always inspired by the students – they are such wonderful young women, and occasionally men. They … Continue reading

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In Nasca

The last few days have been hectic; hence the lack of blog activity. On Monday night at about 8:00 pm, Tamara fell and bruised her left knee pretty badly. The pain and swelling were so severe that we feared she … Continue reading

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From this year’s students

Every year we ask our wonderful students from St Kate’s to write a blog for us. What follows is from this year’s group. Today is our seventh day in Peru working with clients on 24-hour postural care and wheelchair seating … Continue reading

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Adrian arrived at the wheelchair clinic this morning around 9:30 am, and was the last child to leave tonight – at 9:00 pm. This very long day began with a two hour drive from his home in Ica before the … Continue reading

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Green Fingernails

We are fortunate to have some volunteer students translating for us. Several days this week we have had two students from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. They are on a three week service trip to Peru. These wonderful young … Continue reading

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Birthdays and Wheelchairs

Today our team member Chie had a birthday. Barb, the faculty advisor had one earlier in the week. We decided that it would be fun to have a birthday cake for both of them. I hatched a plan with our … Continue reading

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Eleanore’s Project Experiences-Reflections of the St. Catherine University OT Students

Today we have the students telling their stories about their time in Peru. I think you’ll agree that they are a fine group of young adults. Jenna We worked with Christian last week in Lima. Christian was a very complex … Continue reading

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Cusco Wednesday

It was a much better day today than yesterday. it started in the morning, when Jorge told me that the group coming from Abancay was arriving a bit late. After the long day yesterday, even a few minutes to linger … Continue reading

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Cusco Tuesday

Today was a very long day for us or anybody for that matter – 12.5  hours for me, 13 for many of our group. The first day of any clinic is always difficult. But overall we had a successful day. … Continue reading

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