Costa Rican villagers recieve medical equipment thanks to USA mission trip

During Christmas break 2017, about 40 individuals (mostly University of South Alabama Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and medical students) traveled to Costa Rica on a medical mission trip. These missionaries carried with them about 50 assistive devices donated by the Goodwill Easterseals “We Share” medical equipment project. Devices such as canes, crutches, walkers and various knee/ankle/wrist braces were given to local villagers. Working through local churches and tribal authorities, the group set up four clinics where villagers received treatment and therapy from students. If needed, villagers were given appropriate devices and instructed on how to wear and use them. Goodwill Easterseals has supported this group’s annual mission trips for several years and expects to continue. The Goodwill Easterseals “We Share” medical project not only impacts the lives of our Gulf Coast communities, but all around the world.