Today was our last day of clinic at El Consuelo. El Consuelo is where Sammy Sosa was born and raised. The batey is owned by a doctor that is trying to make a better life for these people. Doreen, who has been a nurse in the clinic for 13 years there, spoke to us about their vision for this batey and it is that they leave with dignity. That is what we focused on today. We also had a thought from Dr. Ed White. Dr. White reminded us that God has a plan for us and that we were meant to be there and to be one with Christ. He also reminded us that by working together, we can create great things.
We worked on the top floor of the community center. The view was incredible! We were pretty cramped in a small space and everyone was tired, but we worked until our last patient was finished.
On our bus ride to the resort, Dr. Hammond wanted us to make sure that we reflect on our experiences here and learn from what we have done and seen. I think I can speak for all of us when I say our lives have been touched and our horizons broadened. We have changed some smiles, but these people have changed us forever.
We are now at our resort hotel and are relaxing and soaking in all we have experienced!