Author Archives: Tamara Kittelson-Aldred

Finishing up in Peru

Friday was our last day at Yancana Huasy until next year, although their staff will continue the good work throughout 2019. Five people were scheduled, one local man and four children from a provincial area three hours away. The families … Continue reading

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Hola Todos – from our 2019 OT students

Thursday was our fourth day and our week is coming to a close. Over this past week we have learned valuable information from OT professionals, ATP technicians, and the families of children who we have been fortunate to work with. … Continue reading

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Teamwork – it takes a village

The St. Catherine University occupational therapy students have hit the ground running! Everyone pitches in, students and professionals alike, to get the job done.

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Monday, with the team doubled

The rest of our group arrived over the weekend – everyone who is coming is now here, including six occupational therapy students from St. Catherine University. And now, meet Juan. He is a delightful 15 year old who remembered Sammie … Continue reading

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The importance of follow-up

Yesterday was wheelchair follow-up day at Yancana Huasy – their follow-up clinic happens every Friday and for the first time we saw them in action. The process of procuring a new wheelchair at Yancana Huasy includes parents (or users) signing … Continue reading

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Making stuff

What do you do when you have a wheelchair frame that is sound, but the seating system is worn out/wrong size/poorly configured/ lacks features that your person needs? And you can’t just order up a replacement? You make stuff! Check … Continue reading

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Saving Noemi’s shoulders

It is not typical to be concerned about shoulder overuse injuries in a child. For most of us such problems occur much further down the road in our adult lives. But it is different if you are an active young … Continue reading

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Yarsi gets a wheelchair

Yesterday was productive as we spent it unpacking and organizing our wheelchair clinic workspace. “We” is now Alan Donaldson, Mary Beth Long, April Pate, Laura Miklautsch and Rick Aldred – who joined Sammie and Tamara over the weekend. With everything … Continue reading

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The Yancana Huasy team in Camana

During this week the Yancana Huasy team from Lima provided high level wheelchair services in Camana. This trip involved delivery and fitting of wheelchairs for kids who were evaluated last fall. Much of the work was highly complex, and the … Continue reading

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Our 2018 OT student cohort shares stories

Please enjoy this post from our students, accompanied by photos of them working with our professional team members! Hola from Lima! We’re the ten occupational therapy students from St. Catherine University who are partnering with Eleanore’s Project this week. Today … Continue reading

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