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Our October 2018 Team in Peru

For almost 30 years, Global Health Volunteers has worked side-by-side with Peruvian medical professionals in a mutually collaborative environment to provide medical and surgical care for the people of Chulucanas and the surrounding regions, including the Sierra mountainous region.  On October 5, 2018, forty-six courageous volunteers traveled to Chulucanas and provided care for 140 surgery patients and 603 primary care patients during the 14-day mission.  One of the many highlights of the mission included another visit to our friend Eneo, a young man paralyzed for over seven years.  Last year, Global Health Volunteers secured a portable, solar battery powered ventilator that allowed him to remain safe during the many power outages in his village.  This year, Eneo received a Hoyer lift, a hydraulic device, which greatly assists his family in transferring and moving.  After a brief training session, Eneo’s family got him out of bed, into his chair and outside in the sunshine.  It was the first time in 2 years that he had been outside.  Eneo was so excited that he said he wanted to come back out at night to see the stars!

It is a privilege to serve the people of Peru and we look forward to our continued service and partnership with the community.