Well, tomorrow we will be on our way to Nicaragua. It seems both like we have been planning this forever and that it came up really fast! We have our surgical supplies for the vascular team, the Helping Babies Breathe kits and supplies, and lots of information and plans to move our Community Development and … Continue reading On our way!
Wow! How did we get all that stuff in our suitcases? Continue reading Packing up!
Today we head home. Yesterday morning we finished up our visits with our partners in Matagalpa and made our way towards Managua. As always we stopped for coffee at La Esperanza and then drove to Masaya so people could shop a bit at the market. A small group also decided to go to the volcano … Continue reading On our way home
Hi all! Besides not having much time, the blog site has not been so cooperative, so I apologize for not catching up sooner. The last couple of days of work have been phenomenal as has been the entire week. The Helping Babies Breathe team has had some great classes, the teachers are delighted with how … Continue reading Catching Up
Hi all! I wrote this post early this morning about the work we did on Monday and the internet was down so I could not post it. Here it is: Hello again from Nica! Day 1 of our work for all 3 teams went very well! The teachers had a great day of teaching, the … Continue reading Day 1 update
Good morning! Well, after a variety of mishaps with vehicle issues, changing out 2 of our 3 SUV’s and a problem with Marcos’ van, we did make it to Matagalpa by about 1:30pm. We all checked in, unloaded and then a group quickly gathered to go to Selva Negra. About half the group decided to … Continue reading Day 1 of work
Hi all! Team 2 has made it to Nicaragua. Despite everything that could go wrong, with some folks on the shuttle, some not, the 3am meeting time at the airport, possible overweight suitcases, etc. all went without a hitch. No problems with either flight. I can’t, however say the same for team one, poor things. … Continue reading We’re here!
Hi all! Well, our two days doing health and vision assessments in Santa Rita were a huge success! We saw over 230 people in two days! The dilated vision exams posed a challenge the first day because even after having the patients wait 30 minutes, their eyes we still not entirely dilated. The second day, … Continue reading Wednesday AM, heading to Santa Celia!
Hello from Nicaragua! The week 1 June 2013 group made it to Nicaragua safely after an interesting ride to the airport in bad storms. We missed the earthquake by only a couple hours! People at our hotel in Managua said they could feel the tremors. Yesterday we had a good day getting to Matagalpa, going … Continue reading Made it to Nica!