Category Archives: Stories

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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First steps

In our wheelchair clinics, we are witness to countless special moments: the first time a parent sees their child sit up independently; the joy of a sibling pushing their sister or brother; the tender way a father holds his daughter … 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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Seika – A new mover

Today we had one of those rare privileges that sometimes come our way on an Eleanore’s Project expedition. We got to see someone move themselves for the very first time. Seika is a very bright and willful 15 year old … Continue reading

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Mid-morning photo: Frank

Frank was overjoyed this morning because he will start school this year in his new wheelchair. Many schools in Peru will only accept children with disabilities if they have a wheelchair to use at their desks.

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A milestone

Today, for the first time in her 14 year life, Catiusca ate lunch sitting upright. Sammie spent the whole day working on her chair. There’s a little more work to be done, so someone from her rehabilitation organization will deliver … Continue reading

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Emily’s Story

A little girl from Missoula, Montana, Emily, age 6, is part of Eleanore’s Project. She shared her artwork and the money in her piggy bank to help give a wheelchair for a little boy in Jordan. According to her grandmother, … Continue reading

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