Our first weekday was a busy one. After meeting with the Hope Haven staff and sharing a morning prayer, Dr. Cheff, Jan, and Thomas opened the clinic for the first time. They treated 11 patients in total today, including factory workers, their families, and residents of Xenacoj. Jan managed incoming patients, while Thomas and Dr. Cheff worked directly with patients. The workshop team, comprised of Riley, Emory and Scott Sr., welcomed Trey to the workshop today as they improved and updated our standing frame design and production process. They made several strides today in cost reduction and are planning on updating some tools with Riley’s new library of CAD drawings and designs. Riley and Scott updated Erick, our Shop Technician at the Hope Haven workshop, on new ideas they’ve had since they were last in the workshop. We’re hopeful that these new improvements will boost our production and help us reach even more children who need standing frames!
In the evening, we all pitched in to prepare for our conference on Thursday. We worked together to create forms for physical therapists to fill out to gather more information and data on our standers after our patients receive them. Tomorrow, we’ll be able to communicate directly with patients and their families to refine the information we gather. We’re looking forward to delivering standers to eleven families tomorrow morning and continuing to run our clinic!