2009 Nagamangala, India
The Journey ….
After two very long plane rides and one rickety bus ride we finally arrived at our destination. Our journey began two days earlier at the SFO airport. One by one our team eagerl... Read More »
Monday – Day 1
We assembled at 6 in the morning for our first experience tasting an Indian breakfast. I wish that there was a more descriptive word than spicy because our breakfast was firey hot! We spent t... Read More »
Tuesday – Day 2
We all woke up early excited to start our first day of clinics! We quickly ate breakfast and started setting up the various stations in the hospital at 7am. Within seconds, we were swarmed by... Read More »
Wednesday – Day 3
Today we had our first day of surgeries. At breakfast you could sense the anticipation in the air. By 7 a.m. our Patient Ward Coordinator and Pediatrician were in the patient ward preparing t... Read More »
Thursday – Day 4
We had another long day of surgeries here in Nagamangala. In total we had 15 successful surgeries. Yesterday I spent a good portion of the morning playing with the kids just before they were taken i... Read More »
Friday – Day 5
A Day In The Life Of Our Team: Today I thought I would take some time to write about our day-to-day life here in Nagamangala. We sleep on a tiny twin mattress that is rather firm. The best part abou... Read More »
Saturday – Day 6
I am happy to report that we released our first patient today! Thanushri is a six-year old girl who came to us to repair her upper lip. She is also deaf and mute. Thanushri has a smile... Read More »
Sunday – Day 7
On Sunday our entire team had the day off! We spent the day touring the countryside and visiting temples. The first temple was about an hour away from the hospital. The bus ride was pe... Read More »
Monday – Day 8
After having a fantastic day off we were all feeling refreshed and ready for another day of surgeries. By now we are all working together like a well-oiled machine. It has been wonderful to w... Read More »
Tuesday – Day 9
We arrived in India with 36 boxes, however, the contents of three of those boxes had a very special purpose on this trip – they were full of hand made quilts. Each year Rotary International quilting grou... Read More »
Wednesday – Day 10
Wednesday was the last day of surgeries. Our team is starting to get a sense that our time here in Nagamangala is coming to an end. I woke up to find a bottle of water that I had placed on Read More »
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