Serving Children with Special Needs

Mzt Reflection 1

By Andy Schmidt, Mission Trip Participant

This summer, several other occupational and physical therapists and I had the privilege of helping the kids in a special needs children’s home in Mazatlan. Our goal was to evaluate the children and develop treatment plans for them so that the Back2Back staff and children’s home workers would be able to better help them improve. When we got there, we were all surprised at the fact that even though the children were not in the best physical condition or setting, they were always cheerful and excited. Whenever we saw them, they were smiling at us and never seemed down. It was very motivating for me to see the children here who had nothing, but were living examples of the command to “be joyful always.”

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