Surgery Perez-Cantu

Cheerful faces..Linda,Betty,Dorothy, and LinnMolly Johnston ready to get startedAmy and DanAnder brightens our dayAntonio comes to triage to get help for his motherNot too happy about the day's events!Welcoming band at the Obras HospitalDr. Hart at triageSalsa anyone?Loading up the trunks in Guatemala CityThis is getting serious...Betty helps Will dress for surgerySeems to rubbing off on our little patients...Boys waiting for dental surgeryPatients at Casa de FeDan singing SpongeBob Squarepants (to comfort Dinne?)Dan and AbbieDan Nash meeting Dinne pre opDan Nash and Katie GallagherMaking the rounds, Dr. Gore and patientDrs Sukkawala  and Pham performing dental surgeryDental surgery continuesDrs Pham and SukkawalaLaundry day at Casa de FeDonna Neuhaus cares for patient post op.Dr. Chris Pham performs a dental procedureDr. Jothi SukkawalaDr. Giles and Brian Terry check out the surgery roomsDr. Giles visits a tiny patient.Abbie Jacobs assists in dental surgeryDrs Sukkawala work togetherShopping for dinnerMaria, our favorite vendorAmazing chef Eric at workOff to the marketDr. Giles playing with his food!It seems cell phones are everywhere!Just when you thought we were serious!Wide eyed at morning devotionTom and Dan at the grillGrocery shopping Guatemalan styleHaley takes a breakDr Hoganson, Dr. Anderson and Monica Ybanez-SernaInfant at the Obras HospitalJade factoryJim and Lisa Giles enjoy tour of AntiguaJJ dresses for the occasionJJ at workA gift for Betty....thank you Dr. GallagherSorry, you can t have my Packers hat...as you see I need it!Dr. Sukkawala and Dan NashDrs John and Katie Gallagher happy to be in GuatemalaFather and daughter John and Katie Gallagher perform surgery togetherLaura and Lisa taking care of important detailsLaura gets a headlamp from Jim so she won't fall again....notice the woundsLil Bit and Michelle Crowley (and Bevo!)Linn Bell comforts pre opLinn comforts little one post opDorothy, Linn, Betty, and Linda..still smiling....day 4Lisa and Martha at the Santo Domingo hotelFather and daughter waiting for careDr Katie Gallagher and Michelle CrowleyMichelle Crowley and Maria....love at first sightSurgery day pre-opMother with baby before surgeryMonica, Abbie, Amy (and Haley!)at dinnerDr. Hoganson and MonicaCity squareWorried mom, but she's in good handsAmy Walker preparing for surgeryNatti...getting betterA little TLC before surgeryCathy Dean in pre op.Padre Jose and Dr. SalzerDr.Miro and Connie MedinaAntiguan ruinsDr Salzer,Betty and Becky all smilesTired of waitingWaiting patientlyMore patients and patienceWaiting to see the doctorLong lines of people waiting to be evaluated on triage dayBrothers, Tom and Eric enjoy the ruins togetherTom and Martha Salzer enjoy the ruinsDr Salzer and patient post opDrs Salzer and Hart with Elver and his fatherAn emotional reunion between Dr. Hart and Elver (see trip log for story)Bob Ewing joins Elver and his doctorsA grateful Elver and his fatherThumbs up to all who made this happen!Dr. Salzer sharing Elver's joy after trach removal

To see more photos, swipe right on the image above.

04/22/2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 A little change in schedule...after breakfast and morning devotion several of the support staff set out for a tour of Antigua with a very knowledgeable guide. With Antigua being established in 1543, there is no lack of interesting and beautiful archaeological sites so... Read More
04/21/2008
Monday, April 21,2008 Up with the birds again! Morning devotional centered on compassion and the question "Who is my neighbor". Our Christian directive is to love God and love your neighbor. How do we do this?....how do we use our talents, treasures and time? Today, we all know how we will do... Read More
04/20/2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008 The day dawned bright and beautiful, but early! But, no matter, the birds will not allow us to sleep late. Breakfast at 6am, beautifully prepared by our renowned chef, Eric. Morning devotion at 6:30 with our designated spiritual leader, Jim Giles, MD. His question to us... Read More
04/19/2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008 Greetings from the 41 volunteers of Trip 187. We are happy to report that everyone made it to Antigua on schedule and most importantly, safely. Our first stop was Casa de Fe, the refuge for patients and family members who travel long distances for medical evaluation... Read More
04/24/2007
Thursday, April 24, 2007 I would like to tell you about a miracle. By everyone’s account who was involved in this case, it was a true miracle. Elver Donis, a young man of 21 lives high in the mountains of southwest Guatemala. A year ago, he was referred to Obras Hospital by a Faith in Practice... Read More