Monday, April 30, 2012

After a relaxing and fun packed weekend we all got back to work at Las Obras hospital early Monday morning. Leigh, Katie and Sayde started the day off in the nursery where Leigh gave her Capstone presentation on infant positioning and feeding techniques. Katherine, Christina, Nikki, Sam, Amanda N., and Darcy spent the morning with the young adults and Amanda and Aisha worked in the pediatrics department. Derrick and Kate went to Spanish class and worked on fine tuning their Spanish language skills. After a quick lunch in the town square we all split into two groups. Half of us went to the school where Katie and Leigh gave presentations to the families of the children that attend the school. After the presentation the faculty and students had a “workshop” where parents could ask questions and get ideas about ways to treat their children in the home. The families and school staff seemed very appreciative of our attendance and showed us much gratitude. After treating several different children, the UNC PT group presented the school with all types of school supplies. They followed it up with a quick game of soccer in the school yard. The other half of the group spent the afternoon at the clinic at Pastores where Nikki presented almost 40 pairs of shoes she had collected to donate to those in need. The group saw several families and educated them on positioning, nutrition, and various PT techniques they could try at home. The group is excited to spend the last day in Guatemala enjoying ice cream with the patients at Las Obras.

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