This morning the team participated in their first delivery to standing frame users. Twelve families arrived to pick up their frames, and each child was fit into their device by our team and Hope Haven’s physical therapists. We began to fit patients at around 8:30 this morning and were busy with them until around 1 o’clock. Some families traveled as much as 12 hours to pick up their standing frame! Throughout the fitting process and until about four o’clock, Dr. Cheff, Jan, and Thomas continued to manage the open clinic. They treated 26 patients today, more than double yesterday’s count! The patients included residents of Xenacoj and families who came to pick up their standers.
In the workshop, the team is finalizing the manual. They’re working on gathering photos of each part of the construction, assembly, and usage of the stander. In the process of documenting each part that makes up the stander, the team found new parts from local vendors at less than half the cost that we previously paid! We’re making strides in reducing the cost of the stander, which will make it easier for us to reach more and more children in need.