S: Guatemala: 2008-2011
BC: Life changing if you let it! | An experience everyone should have. . .
FC: Where material things take on a whole new meaning. . . A place to learn from those around you. | Guatemala: 2008-2011
1: At the airport preparing to leave 6/2008 | First day of briefing. We all learn the "F" word. FLEXIBLE | HOTEL ATLANTICO 2008 APC
2: H.I.M. House
3: Making sandwiches and rice milk to take to the DUMP | Lining up to receive food and clothing | The whole family's transportation
4: The Dump: recycling at its best...
5: Maria's Daycare | Doug sponsors this child. Check out the sneakers he has on.
6: A trip to the senior center
7: A couple H.I..M. adopted. They lived on a porch with no enclosure. Above is their stove.
8: Looking up at Nutrition Center and Orphanage from soccer field below. look at the condition of soccer field.... | Standing at edge of Nutrition Center looking out over the adjacent land. Beautiful!!
9: The orphanage and Nutrition Center, almost completed.
10: A day at the Nutrition Center | I wanted to bring her home with me! | Women being trained to do paps for Dept of Health | Heidi posing for her modeling debut! | Chris teaching dental hygiene
11: Children at the Nutrition Center
12: The coffee jar is what every patient brings to hold their specimen from surgery. | Clean Utility Area | Me and one of the bodyguards | Recovery Cubby! | Carolyn in the OR
13: Patient Room | Maternity Ward | Women's Locker Room | Medication area
14: The ROMP lab: a place where prosthesis' are made. It is located adjacent to the hospital. Luis and his family run it. Physical Therapy is located next door. | An old prosthesis someone was using, can you imagine?
15: Clinics | Loading up | the long van ride with winding dirt roads...
16: Long lines of people waiting for care: very patiently! | Clinic
18: You never know what you will find at clinic. The road is impassable. We need to walk. . . | The men from the town watched us from above challenge the stream.
19: Finally there and we made a couple house calls. A diabetic going blind and a 90 yr old man
20: Los Limones: clinic in 2009 and returned in 2011 for construction of their new school | migrant workers coming home
21: Waiting for care | Los Limones | Our gyn table
22: Temporary school while new one is being built | Construction
23: Making desks and bookshelves | the only water supply in the village
24: Our "gyn" exam rooms | 1.5 reading glasses let him see again. Small miracles! | malnutrition shown by the hair color | Nothing we could do. She walked 2 hours to see us... | Another Clinic location . . .
25: Bob, our fantastic pharmacist | Doug, the loyal pediatrician
26: Speculum cleaning at the end of the day. Always something to look forward to! | Firemen's mock disaster | gunshot wound to the leg... | Barbecue
27: Party Time!! Dancing at the end of the week is always fun! | Lessons from the pros. . .
28: Important people with H.I.M. | Luis | Karen | Bert and Julio ***** | Julie
29: Jonas and Oscar | lluviano | The Bomberos to the rescue! | Noe and Edgar
30: Special friends. . . | Heidi, Oscar, Nancy | Marj and Carrie | Fiona and Louisa | Doug | Chris | Carolyn | Teresa
31: Heidi, Dilip, and Roberto | Roberto, Doug, Pam and Dave | Sonny, Marcela and Walter
34: Local Grocery Store | El Mercado
35: The streets. . .
36: An Old Nunnery | A room where the nuns lived | Each opening is to an individual room. | A singing chamber where beautiful music is made.
37: A chapel in the nunnery | Nunnery continued. . .
38: Starting our trip up the volcano! | Walking sticks recommended. Some chose mules.
39: Our journey to the top. Chilly !!
40: Success!! Hot lava, cold winds. . . Be careful of your shoes! Definitely worth the climb.
41: Casa de las Fuentes | Pictures taken. Always at the end of a great week!