Category Archives: Peru 2017

Words from our 2017 OT students

We enjoyed the last two weeks with seven occupational therapy students from St. Catherine University. Here is what they shared about their experience of participating in Eleanore’s Project Lima 2017. As a full time student at St. Catherine University, I … Continue reading

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Diana Marcela – 6 years later

Diana lives with her family in Punto Hermosa, outside Lima on the beach. She traveled 2 hours to the Yancana Huasy wheelchair clinic on Monday for replacement of her wheelchair; she is now 13 and after 6 years she had … Continue reading

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When laughing is contagious

Have you ever heard a laugh so infectious that you have to laugh along? That was Fabrizio as he propelled himself in his first wheelchair for the first time. Fabrizio is a really active little guy with cerebral palsy. He … Continue reading

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An “Eleanore moment”

Last night our team of humans arrived safely after long hours of travel to Lima. Happily, some essential non-human materials arrived with them – 11 boxes of seating materials that were accidentally left behind when our shipping container was loaded … Continue reading

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Meeting Jesús

On Friday Sammie and I met Jesús, who is 22 years old. We were supposed to visit him the day before, but roads were closed because of flooding. On the way to his house we witnessed the Rimac River raging, … Continue reading

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