Have you ever ridden a safari truck into the jungles of the Dominican Republic to get to your patients? WE DID TODAY! Breakfast started at 7:00 and we were out of the hotel by 8:00. Jungle Jim's 4x4s took us into the jungles where we found about 150 people waiting for out team to serve them.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Day 4 Monday November 7, 2011
View from the beach right outside our hotel. I just ran over there after breakfast to see how good it will be to hang out here on Friday after a long week of work!
Dr. Dale Behner is hoping to carry this marketing campaign on when he returns home.
Here is the waiting area for all of our patients.
One of the best parts about today is the students and doctors from the Dominican Republic joined our team.
Nicholas Gerstner is mobbed by the village kids as soon as we arrive. Today he provided them with jump-ropes, bubbles, bracelets and toothbrushes.
Morning meeting before we started working.
Dr. Dale Schisler, on his 3rd trip to the Dominican, gave us an uplifting and inspiring message this morning. He is a true leader and mentor to everyone on the trip.
Learning numbers and singing fun songs with the children of the village.
Painting nails and playing with red rubber balls is a favorite after lunch activity -- even if you are a little boy you have to get your nails painted with pink polish.
Lunch: beans, rice, beef, vegetables and Oreos.
Wooden bracelets made by a church group in Salt Lake City -- they where a big hit with our little patients.
Each newborn kit had diapers, soap, blankets, pins, and pajamas. The kids on the trip helped us pass them out.
We handed out about 40+ newborn baby kits to the mothers in the community. Obviously, they wanted more, but we had to stop at 40 and save some for the next couple days.
Lab specialist, Mark Willes from Experience Dental Studio, working his magic on some restorative pieces for Dr. Roy Hammond.