HONDURAS DAY 3
Day 3 at CRILE started with a large crowd of kids and their families, many of whom had heard about the work we were doing on the news the day before.
I had the opportunity to fit a few different Benik wrist braces on day 3, all of which were very generously donated by Benik Corp. These wrist braces will allow some of the kids with cerebral palsy to have their hands held in more effective positions. We were able to show a little girl how she can use both of her hands when playing, including using her affected hand to stabilize paper while colouring.
We saw our first child who owns a wheelchair at the clinic on day 3. I was able to fit this boy with some AFOs that will help keep his feet in good position, and support him as he tries assisted standing.
Our third day at the clinic ended in a fun fashion, fitting a custom-made chair (made by the local carpenter in Gracias, Lempira) for a boy. He sat beautifully in the chair, and both he and his parents were very happy with it. The most fun part came when the boy, his parents and his sister all loaded up in a tuktuk taxi, and drove away with the chair tied to the outside of the taxi.
At the end of day 3, we were able to go and enjoy the hot springs about 10 minutes outside of town. One of the staff members at CRILE had called ahead and explained to the hot springs the work that we were doing, so we were given special VIP access for free as a symbol of their support for our work. The hot springs were a perfect, relaxing way to end another long day of work.