Village Providence Quiche WC Team

11/12/2019
~~We leave the hospital at dusk today and the weather has turned cool and cloudy. The 30 minute ride back to our hotel’s town of Chicaman, usually filled with chatter and cheery voices is quiet and subdued.  The team is pretty done in.  We have equaled yesterday’s volume of patients and are... Read More
11/12/2019
~~The last day is supposed to be the easiest and the shortest.  We have to repack all the supplies that didn’t get used into their large black totes; put all the tables, chairs, stretchers that we borrowed from the hospital back in their places and generally leave the clinic as clean and ship-... Read More
11/06/2019
Pablo is 13 years old.  He has never been able to walk because he was born with spina bifida (essentially no nerve supply to his legs).  His mother has put him on her back, wrapped him in her shawl and taken him wherever he has needed to go.  He has not been able to attend school as a result... Read More
11/06/2019
By Joseph Austin Quite a day!  Fortunately, we had yesterday to warm up and for the team to set up work-flows, organize tables and drugs and our use of space and resources because today we were all put to the test.  54 patients came to our clinic which was just about double from the day before... Read More
11/04/2019
A good day.  Travel, getting to know one another and good old hard work.  Bright and early, 6 am, we board our trusty bus and negotiate the narrow, pot-hole filled, often cliff-hanging 2 lane road for just under 7 hours before arriving safely at the national hospital in Uspantan.  The hospital... Read More
11/03/2019
We made it!  After a long and quite turbulent flight (“a few bumps” as per the captain) we landed soundly in Guatemala. The usual and customary practice of breath-holding and lengthy back and forth ensued with the customs until finally receiving their blessing to pass.  We left the airport... Read More