This team is amazing; hard working, compassionate and caring. So far we have served about 350 patients and as I see the providers focus on serving the patient in front of them it warms my heart. Even amongst the moments that can be chaotic they slow down and focus on the family sitting across from them.
Yesterday the docs were all inside and intake and pharmacy was outside. The people were lined up all day and at first the women just looked so sad to me. I believe they work hard just to survive and they have a hard life. As the day went on Jake began to play with the kids and the women’s faces started to light up. They were laughing with us and probably sometimes at us but who cares they were laughing!! It was so nice to see that. As Karen wisely put it play is a universal language and all kids love to do it.
As a team leader it is always interesting to see how a group of people who really do not know each other well prior to the trip quickly become an effective team and feel like family. I feel honored to serve with all of them.
Thank you to all of you back home who support our efforts and please keep up the prayers.