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I can't believe the trip is over!  This was truly a life changing experience.  I have never participated in a humanitarian mission in another country before, and I have never experienced another culture like this.  There were so many wonderful things about this trip, but my favorite part was the people.  Everyone was so warm, caring, and friendly.  I love Davison, Luh, Vanessa, and Rildo.  They are our Brazilian family. We also had some very special patients in clinic that touched Read More »

Free Time: November 22 & 23, 2014

November 22, 2014 Yesterday morning Dr. Bondurant, Davison, and I did some souvenir shopping.  We had a lot of fun and bought some great gifts for family and friends.  We took some pictures around town and outside shops. Then we had the most amazing lunch at a restaurant on the Amazon River.  We saw a ton of pink and grey dolphins! After lunch, Vanessa met us and drove us around the island so that we could see more of Parintins.  There was a little dancing along the way.   Then Read More »

Clinic: November 19 & 20, 2014

November 19, 2014 This morning there was a new addition to breakfast, fried bananas.  They are so good!  I almost ate the entire plate.  Of course, Vanessa took our morning breakfast picture with two different cameras haha.  I love Vanessa.  She has been excellent at documenting our trip! Today we saw 8 patients in clinic.  One patient came in complaining that could constantly hear a low hum that interfered with him understanding speech.  The hearing aids he had were too strong for Read More »