2017 Clinic: Day 1

We made it to Gracias, and our first day was a great success. We started at the Centro de Rehabiltacion Integral de Lempira (CRILE) bright and early. By the end of the day, our team (with some assistance from the CRILE team) treated 24 children who came from all around to see Dr. Klein and our amazing specialists, Ashley, Melanie, and Kristie.

We fit so many children with braces to help them walk, and special chairs so they can sit and interact with their families.  Ashley showed the parents how to improve their children's eating and playing so they can live fuller lives.

 Muchas gracias a nuestros amigos en CRILE que nos ayudaron.

Our team is hard at work constructing one of our magic chairs for a little patient. The chairs were a big hit with so many families who don't have kid-size chairs to give their children the support they need to sit and participate in daily activities. 

Our team is hard at work constructing one of our magic chairs for a little patient. The chairs were a big hit with so many families who don't have kid-size chairs to give their children the support they need to sit and participate in daily activities. 

It was a very long day--8 am to 7:30 pm--but we made a difference in the lives of many children. Ashley and Ben explained the practice kids need to walk and develop their muscles, and what kinds of equipment can help them.  

 

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A little patient waiting for her turn to see Melanie, Kristie, and Ashley! She loved trying out one of our little chairs. It was just her size.  

Melanie and Ashley fit this little girl with braces to support her feet and ankles and help her walk. 

Melanie and Ashley fit this little girl with braces to support her feet and ankles and help her walk. 

Today we are going to see even more beautiful children at the Centrp de Rehabilitatcion Integral de Lempira!