Day 12: Chiquimula
We began today with an early breakfast. Today was our last morning with Scott Sr. and Jan, who will fly back home to Maine tomorrow afternoon. We said our goodbyes before loading our belongings and bodies into the van. We greatly appreciate all the work and support Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell have put into Stand With Me these past two weeks. Around 7:30, we set out for Chiquimula with Sergio and Eric. We arrived at our destination at 2:30, picking up two Adisa workers along the way.
In Chiquimula, we met with three families in a classroom just down the road from Adisa Chiquimula's physical therapy center. Oskar, Manuel, and Angel brought their standers with them. Despite being almost two years old, all three standers were in excellent condition. Emily, Thomas, and Trey met with each family to discuss their child's progress and story. All three children improved in mobility and strength, now able to crawl on their own, draw, and feed themselves while in the stander. Sergio and the therapists from Adisa used our new standardized forms to gather more information about each child's improvement, experience with our stander, and goals for future treatment.
We traveled to Jocotán and posted up in a local hotel. After telling a few supposedly-scary stories on the roof, we headed to bed to rest before a busy day following up with more families.
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