We are back from a wonderful trip to Gracias. Over the course of a week, we met about 90 children and their families. With help from our incredible donors and the team at CRILE, especially Dr. Carlos Mazier, Oti Matteo and Dora Maldonado, we were able provide care and counseling to some new kids and some familiar faces.
Every day children would line up at with their families at CRILE to see Dr. Ben Klein and Dr. Angie Ip and our team of therapists, Ashley Jakovljevic, Bernette Kay, Laura Bradley and Christine Veldhuis. Many of them had cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, and other developmental challenges. We worked with parents to teach them skills for caring for their kids and help them understand their conditions.
This year’s trip was a big success. The donated supplies and braces made a big difference for kids who otherwise wouldn’t have access to these essential devices. Thank you to everyone who supported us, and we can’t wait for next year!