Clinic Highlights

 Mamas worry about their kids in every country. Clinic lobby.

Mamas worry about their kids in every country. Clinic lobby.

 Juan is 11 years old and has asthma. People here can not afford their own nebulizer so they come to the clinic when they can not breathe.

Juan is 11 years old and has asthma. People here can not afford their own nebulizer so they come to the clinic when they can not breathe.

 
 People waiting to be seen in Oriental.

People waiting to be seen in Oriental.

 Alejandro is one month old. His 21 year old mom brought him because he can’t breathe. Thank you for helping us buy good medicine.

Alejandro is one month old. His 21 year old mom brought him because he can’t breathe. Thank you for helping us buy good medicine.

 
 Jose is 74 with asthma and Diabetes. His wife said to thank everyone who supports the clinic for the attention her husband receives.

Jose is 74 with asthma and Diabetes. His wife said to thank everyone who supports the clinic for the attention her husband receives.

 Jose is 24, our nurse, Gladys is treating a wound from a accident and teaching him how to care for it at home

Jose is 24, our nurse, Gladys is treating a wound from a accident and teaching him how to care for it at home

Celebrating 15 Years!

Today is the clinics 12th anniversary! A big thanks to my staff, Dr. Olga, Carolina Rodriguez, Gladys and Veronica and for Executive Director, Tim Hines, always having our back. None of it would of happened to date without your financial support.

We have seen 3,967 patients since Jan 1 bringing our in house total to 45,158. Our village total to 57,000 ( or more) Hard to keep track of the ones chasing us down the road. And 8,149 dental patients. Putting us over 100,000 served. All from a little idea on a torch trip. Never underestimate the power of a Dream!!

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There is is never a coincidence with God in charge

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This is Katerine. She is 8. She showed up with a group from Tierre de Padre to meet Tim. Her mom asked if i would see her. She has Marfans syndrome, same as Abraham Lincoln, Osama bin Laden and the jolly green giant. All have very tall torso and long arms. It causes severe eye and heart disorders. ( chromosome 15).

The system here gave her an appointment in a year to have it taken care of.  She would be blind by then with the eye exam showing possible retinal detachment, they gave her no hope and told her glasses would not help. All she wants is to see the board at school and see her family. We took her to a private ophthalmologist hospital today and found that glasses would help a great deal and she has bilateral dislocated lens with no detachment.

She got her glasses today. An American team will come and perform her very complicated surgery. I choose this doc because she belongs to the American academy of ophthalmology. She has connections that I do not have. Again, proof that life is never a coincidence with God in charge.

Providing Much Needed Medical Supplies

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Today Will Haynes and I were able to provide hospital supplies to INCP/Cardiopulmanar with Dr. Carolina Fortin, Nurse Dariela Roque and Ivan Rodriguez from the laboratory. They are desperate for supplies. Currently patients have to buy suture for their own surgery ahead of time.

Clinic Day in Nueva Original

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Will Haynes and I had the honor of joining with Terry And Margaret Reeves group to do clinics in Nueva Original. Many people received medical aid. The people working the line and playing with the kids definitely went above the call of duty!

New Intern Starts work in the Clinic

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Will Haynes, the first intern to stay in the dorm is triaging in the clinic today. Denis is teaching from his new talking Bible on the porch.


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Will Haynes, the medical intern, is working with Dr. Olga. He will be facing a whole new prospective on medicine in a country where the people have no resources.

A Miracle in the Village

 

Something remarkable happened. Today was the first day the medicine (thank you Ruben Oliveira and The Medicine Shop) AND my car with a inverter (thank you Tim Hines) AND a girl in a village who could not breathe were in the same place at the same time. Belinda Smelser and I were in awe of the smiling girl (Denae) who was probably drawing her first real breath of air ever. A gooood day!!!

First Full Day with Hines/Davidson Torch Team

First full day in Honduras with Hines/Davidson Torch Team .  We are preparing for medical clinics.  The ladies that helped were such hard workers and I couldn’t keep up with all of them. They accomplished a month's worth of work in a day. Awesome!

The National University Kicks off Psychology Program

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The National University kicked off their psychology program today, led by Marvin Rivera. Ribbon cutting ceremony with Dr. Olga. We are proud to welcome them into our fold. Kids will receive free counseling in the clinic.

Elder Care Highlights

Spent part of the day finishing Elder care, climbing mountains with Pamela Sommardahl and Juan antonio and Rosinda to see some people, provide a Bible, glasses (they love that) and heath care advice along with food and prayers. Mountain climbing should probably come off my list... just sayin. Still a Good day!

 

Great service project for the Elderly around Santa Ana. Many elderly live alone and have no way to feed themselves or leave their home for heath care. Yesterday shopping for basic needs and today starting our deliveries with Pamela Sommardahl, (heart of gold)Carolina Rodriguez ( our pharmacist ) and Gladys (our nurse). Food, Bibles, glasses, vitamins , and care. Pamela also brought a apple gadget and gave the families pictures of themselves. They loved it. Good day.

Education is an essential part of health care

Part of heath care is education. With education you can change the world and improve your life in every way. Feed your family and provide for their needs. Our new teacher at Nueva Oriental is Albert Durón. The head of the school (Jackie) and Albert and I went shopping yesterday. There are many students but we could only afford a teacher manual and one student book per grade. Very expensive here. Does anyone have any school resources or teachers with left over books for grade 1-6? We are particularly interested in the book with this post “school zone” Big Kindergarten. And the National Geographic books are great as well. Pray as our English teachers use the Bible to teach as well.

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