Making a difference: Regina Hospital physical therapist helps in Peru

Anna Mangan is pictured working with a patient in Chiclayo, Peru. Mangan recently spent a week in Peru distributing wheelchairs to people in need.

Anna Mangan is pictured working with a patient in Chiclayo, Peru. Mangan recently spent a week in Peru distributing wheelchairs to people in need.

[Hastings Star Gazette, Dec. 7, 2017] A local physical therapist from Regina Hospital recently spent a week in Chiclayo, Peru, distributing wheelchairs to people in need.

Anna Mangan was part of a team of mechanics, therapists, support staff and seamstresses who served 208 people in the last week of October.

“I saw many individuals hadn’t walked or moved from their small home for months or years due to their disability become overjoyed by their new ‘device,'” Mangan said.

It was a scholarship through the Allina Health Global Fund that allowed Mangan to take on the opportunity to travel to Peru with the Wheels for the World organization. Read the full story at www.hastingsstargazette.com.