(aka) Christian Emergency Relief Teams International, Inc.
P.O. Box 763
Crossville, TN 38557
LUSMILLA WAS RUN OVER BY A TRAIN, CUTTING OFF BOTH OF HER LEGS.
It was difficult to imagine as teenage Lusmilla recounts her story. She had a job collecting electrical payments in remote Peruvian villages in the Andes mountains. One day she was doing just that, and the next thing she remembers was waking up in the hospital in Lima Peru. While recovering in the hospital, she received a visit from Inocencio, a CERT national staff member. Inocencio brought Lusmilla to CERT, where her condition and needs were felt and seen. Lusmilla recently received her new prosthetics, made possible by the ministry of CERT. I asked Lusmilla if the new prosthetics made any difference. She replied, "BEFORE I HAD TO HAVE HELP WALKING, BUT NOW I AM ABLE TO WALK ON MY OWN." I wish I could express the look in her eyes as hse expressed her gratitude. CERT team members want to help Lusmilla get a formal education too; the reason for which she was collecting electrical payments. With Inocencio's encouragement, her educational goals have risen. She now plans to study psychology at a Cusco University and help others like herself