Our last day was bitter Sweet! We completed our last surgery and received our sterilization machine (autoclave) delivery to the hospital. It was held up in customs and we were thankful to have help from the Rotary club of Santiago to release it out of customs. We also held nursing and physician conferences. We held a press conference with the DR news which will air there in a few days. During the press conference we also had a reunion of the patients from previous years. It was a inspirational to see how the surgery improved their lives both physically and emotionally. The patients from last year all keep in touch and are good friends. A few of the previous year’s patients came up to the ICU to visit our current patients. They held their hands, showed them their scars, applied lip balm on lips and offered their support. We heard from a few patients that they now because they were healed want to help others and become nurses and surgeons. One young woman is becoming a nurse and wants to work at the same hospital where we do our mission to work with us. She was interviewed by our journalist that joined our trip. Our journalist will create a three part series on our mission that will air on Fox News. Please stay tuned. In the evening we were invited to the home of one of the ladies who is in the volunteer office at the hospital. We all enjoyed the paella! We danced and sang kerokee and had a wonderful time with the Dominican team. We had a very successful mission 2015. We accomplished 9 successful surgeries, redecorated the family waiting rooms, completed our teaching lectures and all of the moments will forever be in our hearts. We will be sharing these moments with you after our blog on on website and social media. Thank you all for coming with us on our journey. We will hope you enjoyed reading our blog and that you will see why we do what we do. Thank you for your support and for coming on our trip with us.
POP MissionTeam 2015