Apartado, Colombia

Jul 5, 2018

Apartado, Colombia 2018 – A Long Travel Day

Apartado, Colombia

To travel with a group, even a well-behaved one like ours, one must expect a lot of ‘hurry up and wait’. Traveling is like that regardless, but when a leader is herding a group, hoping not to lose one,... Read More »

Jul 6, 2018

Apartado, Colombia 2018 – Day One – Clinic Day

Apartado, Colombia

Up and at it, and on the bus by 7:00 am, we are off to meet our patients. We’re only about 2 miles from the hospital. Wow, its a beautiful, new facility! We were greeted by 60 patients and their Read More »

Jul 7, 2018

Apartado, Colombia 2018 – Day Three – We’ve Got Our Rhythm

Apartado, Colombia

We greeted each other with Happy Fourth of July first thing this morning. Calmness and order characterized most the day. We seem to have our rhythm now. Each day we get more organized and comfortable at th... Read More »

Jul 7, 2018

Apartado, Colombia 2018 – Day Four – Another Day at the Office

Apartado, Colombia

Things have started out well today. Everyone is humming through their jobs. Surgery started on time and the whole team knew exactly what to do. Nathan Cobert, the Quartermaster, is our featured Team Member... Read More »

Jul 8, 2018

Apartado, Colombia 2018 – Day Five – Hola From Colombia

Apartado, Colombia

Hola! Today we accomplished eight surgeries. Most of our patients are older children or young adults and several are having secondary surgeries. Several young women who work for a government agency went ou... Read More »

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Jul 16, 2018

Apartado, Colombia 2018 &...

Apartado, Colombia

Hello! Sad but looking forward to moving on, we had a little time to sleep in this morning, check out, and wind up any outstanding details. After the group photo above, we headed for the airport. We said a... Read More »

Jul 15, 2018

Apartado, Colombia 2018 &...

Apartado, Colombia

This is possibly the best day of all! The medical team had encouraged all patients to return to the hospital for a post-op appointment, and the majority came back. The surgeons took a look at their healing... Read More »