Thursday, March 1, 2012
Today was our first clinic day in Santa Familia. It started out with many patients waiting for our arrival. We split into 6 groups of 2 to assess our patients, while Sue set up the "pharmacy". It was a long, challenging, yet rewarding day of providing care and diagnosing our total of 65 patients with everything from the common cold, to parasites, kidney infections, tuberculosis, and diabetes. Some just wanted vitamins. Makes us really stop to think about how lucky we truly are, and how much we take for granted. We are humbled by the Belizians' sense of community, respect, and warmth; and are hoping for another incredible day in Santa Familia tomorrow.