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The Wrap Up

Well, the end has come. What a whirlwind of a trip. Today was our final day with the kids and we've parted ways with our host and new friends at the therapy center. The morning started off with each therapist modeling improvements in therapy stations for the team members, while Jenny worked with Alfa, a

Success is in the Air

Whew! We are in the home stretch. Amy currently has 4 therapists in her hotel room, two on her bed, brainstorming on what information needs to be printed, translated, and left for the staff at the therapy center. It will be a late evening, and a crunch day tomorrow, but if anyone can do it,

Back in the Saddle

Today was a long day. The team spent the morning observing children in the adjoining preschool that has a handful of "inclusion kids" that we are working with directly and some kids who have disabilities but are not receiving therapy from the center. Katie wrote up behavior plans, Jenny helped address a boy who most

Sunday Funday

Today was our day off, so we were able to see much of Sarajevo. Katie, Amy, and Jenny went to mass at the Serbian Orthodox Church in Old Sarajevo, and once service ended Ronit, Gali, and Ediba met up with them and began shopping. Purchases ranged from Turkish tea sets to pomegranate juice and

Saturdays are for training

Today was quite the day. The team was picked up from the hotel by Dzevida (the lady who runs the therapy center) and taken to the school. We spent about an hour talking with the preschool teachers who have students with special needs fully included in their program and are struggling with some of

What day is it?

The BRIGHT team had their first full day of work today. After a rough nights sleep for some and a great nights sleep for others, we crammed into the back of a small European car (except for Katie who got the front seat and took this awesome photo) and drove the short distance to

Final Friday

Today was our final morning at For His Children.  Pam finished up one more wheelchair reconfiguration and adjusted feeding chairs to be more effective for the younger children.  Megan and Barbara posted the Steps to Rolling and Floor Time visuals in the baby rooms and assembled a floor time mat.  Harvey, Michaell, and Noelia finished

Tiring Thursday

Today was the day to finish all outstanding projects around the facility and complete assessment reports and individual activity cards for each child to be posted for the Tias and future volunteers.  Progress was slowed when Pam was hit by the stomach bug so she rested much of the day. While some were writing reports

Working and Workshop Wednesday

Our team was a group of worker bees today.  Tia training workshop was scheduled for this afternoon so there was much time spent in the morning preparing handouts, pictures, and putting together equipment for the workshop. Angie and Kris did massage with three of the older non-ambulatory individuals with the Latacunga FHC supervisor and a

Traumatic to Terrific Tuesday

This morning began with a start when team members were awoken by the translators saying that Harvey fell in the shower.  When he fell, he fell and hit his rib and heard a snap.  The ambulance came quickly and the hospital was quick, amazing, and respectful.  Harvey and Michaell said that the experience was much

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