Operation Walk Chicago is in Recife, Brazil from January 22 to 29, 2017. Here are some updates from our trip:
- Local news segment on our work in Recife. http://glo.bo/2jqUULL
- A heartwarming story from a local newspaper. http://bit.ly/2j7E5Ew
- Local newspaper reports on our work in Recife, pre-trip. http://bit.ly/2j2QFdm
DAY FIVE January 26, 2017
Adrian’s followup video of our amazing volunteers working so hard to help the people of Recife: https://vimeo.com/201199223
And some more pictures, of course!
DAY FOUR January 25, 2017
The day began with a live interview on WGN tv, and ended with these smiling faces:
DAY THREE January 24, 2017
Adrian Baschuk put together a wonderful video of the beginning of our experience in Recife: https://vimeo.com/200762332
DAY TWO January 23, 2017
Volunteers with a young patient.
This young man’s story has captivated the hearts and minds of the people of Recife. He is only 18 years old. Last year, his family believed they would lose him to acute lymphocytic leukemia. Aggressive chemotherapy eliminated the cancer, but he developed an unfortunate complication of treatment: avascular necrosis of the hip. This is an extremely painful and debilitating condition, leaving this young man in pain with a short leg, only able to walk short distances with crutches. Through local outreach efforts, he heard about Operation Walk Chicago’s work at Dom Helder Hospital in Recife.
He is scheduled for surgery tomorrow!
DAY ONE January 22, 2017
A wonderful first day in Recife!