2018 Narnaul, India
Narnaul, India 2018, November 25-27
A Bindi Welcome to Narnaul for all of us! A welcoming dawn in Narnaul! We have (almost all) arrived! Where do I start with how to share the first 40 or so hours of our experience with being on a Read More »
Day 2 – Please meet some of our Patients!
It’s Day 2 and time to get down to business. It became evident that the team members were excited about the Mission as evidenced in their arrival at breakfast with their backpacks filled with gifts for t... Read More »
Day 3 – SHOWTIME !
All hands on deck at the Vijay Heart and General Hospital! It’s still dark outside and the team, who has gained another member overnight, enjoy a quick breakfast, a pep talk and we are off to meet the fa... Read More »
Day 4 – Waiting and Anticipating
It is day four and the rhythm of the team is flowing easily. We get to the hospital in the morning, after our breakfast and review of the day. Setting up our various stations now happens without many quest... Read More »
Day 5 – Saying Goodbye, strengthening our ties and meeting new families
Day 5 and we are already saying goodbye to the first round of patients. We have developed relationships despite language and cultural barriers. There appear to be open doors at every turn with our comm... Read More »
Day 6 – Meet the Amazing Volunteers on the Narnaul Rotaplast Team
This amazing and international team has been carefully assembled to address the needs in this region of the world. With members who speak the language and are sensitive to the cultural aspects, we have bee... Read More »
It’s all about family!
It’s been almost two weeks since I arrived home. Time enough for me to reflect on the last couple of days in Narnaul. Coming home to the holiday season, ablaze with tradition and opportunities to g... Read More »
Day 8 – Our last day. Reflections, Reminders and Renewal
It seems serendipitous that the end of the Narnaul mission coincided with the end of the year. This time of year has always been a time of reflection and renewal for me, and this mission has greatly assist... Read More »
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