Category Archives: Peru 2012

Monday – beginning the clinics

Our morning began on an unexpected note. We were supposed to be picked up at 7:45 am but the time came and went with no appearance of Rufino. Chris and Edward from Yancana Huasy arrived and told us that Rufino … Continue reading

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All present and accounted for

As of yesterday, March 18 everyone arrived safely in Lima. We are waiting for two checked Eleanore’s Project bags that did not make it on to the plane with Rick, but are hopeful that they will be waiting for us … Continue reading

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Saturday activities

Another day filled with interesting work and people. Edward (a Yancana Huasy therapist) came bright and early at 7:30 a.m. to take Sammie and me to Yancana Huasy by taxi. Our colleagues are very security conscious and do everything possible … Continue reading

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Contrasts

Today began as a relaxed morning with a late breakfast and time to work on the presentation for a teaching session first thing Saturday morning. At mid-morning came a phone call from a colleague at PUCP, Pontifical Universidad Catolica Peru. … Continue reading

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Surprise – We Finished

I would not have believed we could do it, but by 6:15 p.m. tonight we had completed all wheelchair assignments. In a huge cooperative effort, all the equipment was sorted and Yancana Huasy and Equip KIDS personnel had packed or … Continue reading

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To the Warehouse

After an exhausting day on Tuesday, we are ready to go and do it again. This year there is a new wrinkle that is adding hours to our work of sorting the wheelchairs to be sent to different locations: the … Continue reading

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Getting to Work

Sammie and I arrived in Lima right on time before 11 PM Saturday night after a smooth flight from Atlanta. But so did hundreds of other people, as we learned while we waited for more than one hour in the … Continue reading

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Meet the Peru 2012 Team

We are pleased to have a great crew signed up for our Peru expedition this year. They hale from several different states, and include 7 occupational therapy graduate students from St. Catherine University – the largest ever student cohort in … Continue reading

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2011 News and Update

March 2011 saw us working in Lima, Peru at Yancana Huasy, followed by a week in Arequipa working with Equip KIDS. Over the two weeks of wheelchair clinics we saw over 100 children and youth fitted in wheelchairs appropriate for … Continue reading

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Choosing our chairs

It is the end of a long and productive day here in Sioux Falls. Julian and I selected the wheelchairs for our March expedition at Hope Haven International Ministries today, with the help of a great team. We even saw … Continue reading

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