During a mission we spend a great deal of our time teaching caregivers and training the local staff. The impact of our visits goes well beyond just the positive effects of the treatments that we give patients. The caregivers and local staff then carry forward this knowledge, training others. The tremendous ripple effect this creates impacts on an ever-expanding number of people with disabilities.
Although we bring down many donated items on our missions, a major emphasis is always put on using material that is locally available, such as PVC pipe, to construct adaptive devices for patients. In this way, local professionals and care givers can continue to build and teach others how to build devices long after we have left.
Montego Bay, Jamaica October 11-18, 2014
Kingston, Jamaica - March 21 - 28, 2015