Day 17: Splitting Up
Our plan for today was to split up. Three of us went to see patients, while the other three stayed in the workshop and finished our plans for new CNC router molds.
Emily, Riley, and Thomas traveled to Fundabiem Escuintla to meet with several families with standers. They traveled with Sergio to follow-up with seven kids. The first family we met with received their stander about four months ago. Jaury is only three and a half years old and has mild cerebral palsy. Before starting therapy with our standing frame, his legs couldn't bear his own weight even with support from his mother. Now, he's able to walk with a little help and can stand on his own! Our stander is a great fit for Jaury as he's able to use it for upwards of two hours a day! He really enjoys his time in the standing frame, which is when he gets to play with his favorite toys and interact with his mother and siblings more easily. Sergio was able to get pertinent information from each patient, which will help us track their progress over the next few years.
Back at Hope Haven, Emory, Trey and Scott traveled to San Lucas to finally get our updated molds done. They found a CNC shop nearby that could make every change we needed! They asked for a great price and should be able to finish the molds within the next few days. The updates to our design should allow Eric to build standers even more efficiently.
To celebrate a successful day, we baked another batch of brownies before heading to sleep.
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