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June/July/August 2016 Newsletter
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
AT OUR ORPHANAGE IN GUALAN, GUATEMALA


This summer was full of exciting times for the children at The Reese House, our orphanage in Guatemala. Three birthdays were celebrated with games, piƱatas and of course cake! The children had a great time sharing in all the fun! Happy Birthday Jordan, Rosita and Jorge.
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The children at The Reese House receive the love and care they need until a more permanent placement is approved for them, either by adoption or long-term foster care.

We are so excited at the opportunity we have to play a larger part in these lives as we nurture them in a warm loving family environment providing opportunities for them to grow in strength and confidence. Donations to help support this program can be made by going to www.heartsinmotion.org.  and clicking on the Donate Today button.
Guatemala Trips:

June 10-18
This trip consisted of 22 team members. During their trip they held medical clinics where 700 patients were seen. They also participated in construction projects which consisted of building benches and a wall at a daycare.

June 12-19
17 team members participated on this trip. The focus of this trip was to provide physical therapy and speech therapy to those in need. They also held orthotic and prosthetic clinics.

June 18-25
This trip consisted of 20 team members. Their days were filled with installing water filter systems, building chicken coops, building soccer nets, holding dental varnishing and general medical clinics, children's activities and building picnic tables.


July15-24
On this trip, 58 Team members participated in general medical clinics where 909 patients seen along with eyeglass clinics where 510 glasses given out, held Firefighter training for local Bomberos (firefighters), held Helping Babies Breathe classes, sports clinics, and participated in construction projects.

July22-31
This trip consisted of Physical and Occupational therapy clinics. They also started building a home for a family in Pueblo Modelo, Guatemala and provided children activities.

July 31-Aug. 7
This group's focus was on holding physical therapy clinics and they finished building the home in Pueblo Modelo, Guatemala.

Aug. 5-14
This was our biggest trip of the summer. This team was busy holding speech, physical and occupational therapy clinics along with health wellness clinics, They also held a pool party for children with disabilities and participated in social work seminars and visits. 
Aug. 17-28
This team's main focus was holding physical therapy clinics in the Gualan and Zacapa areas.

Aug. 13-20
This group held a Music camp and participated in various construction projects.


WE NEED YOU!!!

We are in need of nurses, physicians, physical therapists and anyone else who would like to join us on our October 14-23, 2016 trip to Guatemala. If you're interested, call the office at 219-924-2446 or email us at: information@heartsinmotion.org.

WILLIAMS IS GIVEN A VOICE

Williams is a 7 year old young man from Los Limones, Gualan that has received therapy at our clinics in Zacapa and Gualan for several years. He has Cerebral Palsy, which limits his ability to move independently and speak. This past January he worked with Speech Language pathologists and students from Temple University who were very impressed with his ability to understand directions and communicate using basic pictures. They were able to obtain a device for him that allows him to communicate by pressing a picture. The device was delivered to Guatemala this summer and Williams was able to learn to use it with the help of Speech-Language pathologists and students from Eastern Washington University. Williams was a quick learner and within the hour was requesting to play with specific toys and telling jokes. The device can "grow" with Williams, allowing him to communicate with teachers when he begins school next year. Thank you to all who helped open up the world for Williams!
CONTAINERS TO GUATEMALA & ECUADOR

During the month of August we sent containers down to Guatemala and Ecuador. Theses containers were loaded with medical equipment and supplies, firefighter equipment, school supplies, clothes and other miscellaneous items. We are so grateful for all of you who have donated these items that are so very much needed by those in the areas we serve. A special thank you to all the volunteers who came out to help load these containers. We couldn't have done it without you!
H.I.M. HELPS THE VICTIMS OF THE KOKOMA TORNADO

On August 24 tornadoes touched down in Kokomo, IN and surrounding areas leaving a path of destruction to those in both residential and commercial areas. Many homes were destroyed leaving people with only the clothes they were wearing. H.I.M. jumped in to help by donating clothes, toiletries and cleaning supplies. 
CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS

Hearts In Motion is a drop off site for used cell phones to be donated to Cell Phones For Soldiers. Cell Phone For Soldiers is a national nonprofit serving troops and veterans with free communication services and emergency funding.These donations of gently-used cell phones provide a lifeline for America's bravest. Please bring your unwanted cell phones to Hearts In Motion, 1834 45th St., Munster, IN 46321 and we will send them off to help provide cell phones to our men and women serving in the military.

Hearts In Motion
1834 45th St., Munster, IN 46321
219-924-2446
information@heartsinmotion.org

 HIM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization - All donations are tax deductible

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