We are getting ready to leave Thailand and we can’t believe how much we’ve had the chance to see and experience. Our time with Thai Reach was so rewarding. We are very grateful to have had the chance to meet Dr. Intasuwan and Mana and to learn from them.Read More Final Thoughts
There is a school for children with disabilities near the hospital. We were able to visit this school with a bag full of prosthetic devices and had the chance to fit a few of the children for the devices.Read More School for Children with Disabilities
Sometimes however, the shape of what remains of the limb or extremity is such that customization is needed and a new device or new parts must be printed.Read More The Fitting Process
We had the privilege of visiting the leprosy community that exists on land behind the hospital. This colony was established many years ago and we saw not only the facilities and residences of current residents but also the remnants of the old treatment centres and quarantine areas.Read More The Leprosy Community
Recently, Dr. Intasuwan sat down with me and answered some questions about her work and passion while we had some down time at the lab. What came out of this interview was the portrait of a kind, resourceful and community-minded woman.Read More Spotlight on Thai Reach and Dr. Intasuwan
Allow me to take you through the assembly process for a Phoenix hand. We’ve spent the last few days honing our assembly skills and we’ve learned to troubleshoot most common problems, with only minor injuries.Read More The Assembly Process (Put Your Hands Together)
The doctor insisted we sleep in the next day and not start at the hospital until 11am. We gladly took her up on this offer. The next day we made it to the prosthetics lab at the hospital and we hit the ground running, assembling two hands the first day.Read More Does Anyone Need a Hand?