Thursday, March 12, 2009

First days pf clinics in the RD/ for my blog please








Aloha from Montecristi, Dominican Republic, at the end of our first day of clinics. I treated 75 patients with the aid of some nursing students I was teaching. We were in a school in a rather humble village near the Haiti border. We'll be here all week, staying at the orphanage where more than 100 volunteers have converged from all over the USA, pre-dental, nursing, and pre-medical students. (www.orphanage-outreach.org)

This is my fourth mission with LMV/Los Medicos Voladores(www.flyingdocs.org) and I'm happy to be able to do it. My Mother is so proud, on my shoulder and in my pocket. I met a sweet little girl today who wants to be a doctor, and I almost cried. My mother, who graduated from medical school in 1942 - 67 years ago! The only woman in her class - always tried to help more girls become doctors, and I always ask kids what they want to do when they grow up, and try to encourage them. I love it when
they want go into health or education, and make sure they know it.

With aloha, Daniel
9 March 2009

SI no vives para servir, no sirve para vivir! If you don't live to serve,
life serves no purpose.

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