Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pictures from the dental clinic

Today was quite a busy day! We saw close to 75 patients. The doctors are great and are willing to see all the patients even if that means staying an extra 1 1/2 hours.

Lost Power in Guatemala

Yesterday afternoon the electricity went out while the team was finishing up their last patients. There was a heavy rainstorm and it was even hailing! (See picture below) Such an odd occurance on a 90° day. Unfortunately the storm also brought in winds that knocked down a tree in village which took down some electrical wires with it. So we got ti the clinic this morning and had no electricity or running water. The team was so great and didn't even miss a beat, just started working and doing what they could with limited resources.

As we were enjoying lunch today it started to rain again, and the electricity came back on! Everyone was very excited.

Mike and his son Theo have been working hard at the house in Desierto. They have been plastering the walls and will hopefully pour the cement floor on Friday.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Dr. Rob and Mia off to a good start in Haiti


Mia doing crafts with the kids

Mia, Rob, and Marcy before the Museum


Dr. Rob and his daughter Mia arrived Saturday and enjoyed an afternoon at the museum. Sunday they bought some souvenirs after visiting a local church. Yesterday their work week started, and Mia volunteered bagging vitamins and medicines in the Pharmacy. After lunch she started her after-school children's program - which was a huge hit. She will continue to do these programs for the rest of the week. Dr. Rob has been seeing many sick patients and is making a great connection with the staff here. They are both off to a great start to their week-long trip.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Dental Team has arrived!

The new team arrived to the hotel on Saturday evening. Yesterday they spent the day at Lake Atitlan.

Today we began work in the village. We saw close to 60 patients throughout the whole day. Dr. Valentine and Dr. Heather are both back for their 4th straight year. They make a good team. This year we added Dr. Marissa to the team.

Dental Team has arrived!

The new team arrived to the hotel on Saturday evening. Yesterday they spent the day at Lake Atitlan.

Today we began work in the village. We saw close to 60 patients throughout the whole day. Dr. Valentine and Dr. Heather are both back for their 4th straight year. They make a good team. This year we added Dr. Marissa to the team.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Emi and Sarah joined by Lia in Haiti for annual medical trip




Nurses Emi and Sarah are here in Haiti for their annual medical trip with PID. This makes 6 trips with PID for Emi and 3 for Sarah! This year they are joined by Lia who is shadowing the nurses, organizing our medical supplies and bagging and separating out medicines. All three of them have told me how much the people of Haiti mean to them. Emi and Sarah even took Creole classes back home in the United States in order to better communicate while they are here. :) The three have been busy in the clinic since they arrived on Sunday.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

**Emergency Sponsorship in Guatemala**



Alejandra Isabel Ren Pelico
DOB: February 5, 2016  #3059

Alejandra is 1 year old and the youngest of sixteen children! Her mother is currently pregnant with baby number 17. The oldest five children are married and no longer live in the same house. Alejandra and her siblings live with their parents in a one room concrete house with a tin roof and a cement floor. Alejandra’s father rents a plot of land and everyone in the family helps to plant and harvest corn, squash, beans, herbs and yucca. Their monthly income is only about $200. Alejandra is severely malnourished – to the point where her hair is falling out – and has anemia. This family desperately needs the help of a sponsor to get Alejandra healthy!

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