Our 2015 trip was once again at Hospital Nacional Daniel Alcides Carrion, and like past years, the number of patients we were able to serve grew. Dr. Mary Querevalu and her staff always do an amazing job of organizing our patients.
Most of the patients we work with require a prosthetic. Amputation due to motor vehicle accidents and other traumas are quite common. What always astounds us is how much the patients are able to accomplish in the short amount of time we are there. They get their prosthetics fit and then get through a very accelerated program of rehabilitation. Dr. Mary and the staff completes their rehab to get the patients independent.
As always, we end our stay with a celebration and hugs! We look forward to our 2016 return!