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Medical Campaign starts today!

Monday March 7th, 2016

 

Months of preparation have led us to this day.  Our 6th annual medical campaign in Cusco, Peru is upon us.  

I can’t say enough good things about this group.  We have close to 40 Americans who have sacrificed vacation time to come serve others.  Last night’s efforts made it clear that everyone is here to work.  One thing’s for sure: you don’t come here to kick back and relax.

Sunday night after church services, we spent a good hour and a half prepping for the clinic.  Nurses were unpacking boxes and sorting supplies.  Doctors were checking their instruments and collecting their gear.  Our optical crew was feverishly reorganizing our new additions to our glasses inventory.  Volunteers were packing bags of sunglasses and reading glasses that had been donated. Physical therapists were getting their instruction guides set.  Check-in volunteers were readying their number system and reviewing their forms.  The best mental image I could give you would be watching ants on a recently disturbed anthill; it was organized chaos.

We begin our day Monday at sunrise, moving the supplies from the church building to the plaza at San Sebastian, a poorer suburb of Cusco.  We are set to see patients from 8:00am until 4:00pm with a 10 minute lunch (if we’re lucky).  

Stay tuned on Facebook for daily totals of patients seen and any other highlights from the trip.  Thanks again for all your prayers and support.  

 

Dr W