MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: GUATEMALA 2012
Back safe and sound from a very successful gyn surgical mission. I had the privilege of joining 77 wonderful people and what was accomplished was fantastic. Energy efficient stoves were built. Water filters were installed. A LOT OF TEETH WERE PULLED (right next to the gyn clinic…eeeek!!). We trained midwives in basic infant resuscitation and recognition of indications for hospital transfer. Pediatric, medical and well woman clinics ran for a week straight and averaged 200 patients/day. General surgeons repaired I don’t know how many hernias, took out gallbladders and excised a variety of “lumps and bumps”. As for gynecology we did hysterectomies galore.
My son put together a video with some pictures. Hope you enjoy it. If you have any questions feel free to shoot me an email or call. Oh.. and the soldiers packing Galil 55′s??? Security…they were sweet as pie. Any mom would be proud to call them “son”.
PS: no, I’m not 6’2″ Guatemalans just make me look tall! ( as a reference I’m 5’4″ on a good day