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This year, we again had the opportunity to partner with the University of Texas Medical Branch, in which we provide a six-week clinical rotation site for their physical therapy (PT) students, and their students get to experience the joys and challenges of providing rehabilitation services in a developing nation.
The students participated in a medical outreach in a local village, worked in our adult and pediatric therapy clinics at ASELSI, evaluated patients for our wheelchair giveaway, performed house visits, observed a surgery at a local hospital and much more. Through it all, the students were changed, and the local people were as well, thanks to their open hearts and willingness to serve our workers, our patients, and our community.
Seven years ago our therapy program ran on Tuesday mornings, serving seven children. Over the years we have grown. Currently, we have therapy all day Tuesday and Friday and treat forty-eight children. Currently, we have more children waiting to be evaluated and admitted into the program and we now have more space in the new clinic, but we do not have the funding. We need to hire more workers to serve these children. Want to be a part of healing these children? Click here to donate to ASELSI: http://www.aselsi.org/supporting_us/financial_support