The last edition before the carnival was held on the day February 15
and had the support of 28 volunteers, including 8 teachers from Bahiana. On that day, 89 bathers were served. Right after the carnival, the closing edition, which took place in Guarajuba, had the support of 10 volunteers who assisted 40 bathers.
The third semester student of Physiotherapy at Bahiana Ana Paula Gomes, a volunteer on the project, reports what she thought of the experience: “By dealing with differences, there is greater human and professional development. Therefore, participating in ParaPraia was wonderful”. Arielle Reis, a student of the seventh semester of Psychology, who participated for the first time in the initiative, understands that, for those with reduced mobility, having the sea bath made possible by students and professionals is quite significant.
The swimmer Valdir Nunes reports that he has participated in at least three seasons of ParaPraia and that the action also enables the practice of aquatic exercises, benefiting the body in its entirety. “I make my best effort not to miss a day”, adds Valdir Nunes, who is also assisted by the HTLV Center at Bahiana.PARABEACH 2020
During the 9 days of action
, ParaPraia 2020 provided assisted bathing, adapted stand up and musical performances for 586 bathers
with reduced mobility. Furthermore, 243 volunteers
trained by Bahiana e 36 teachers
from the institution were involved in the initiative.