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Medicine and Spirituality
Haiti

Medicine and Spirituality

One of my favorite things I’ve been able to do this year, is help medical teams with their projects at Espwa. In the past four months, we’ve had: three groups of nurses, two doctors and a dental group visit. Each team tackles different challenges: public health education, oral hygiene education, dental operations and cleanings, and treatment … Continue reading

Morning at Machu Picchu
Peru

Morning at Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu. Many would call it the penultimate Peruvian destination. Miraculously built by the Incans thousands of years ago on the steep ridge of a mountain. A mountain with two earthquake fault lines and prone to landslides. An ancient structure with engineering and architectural planning well beyond its years. And, to be honest, one of … Continue reading

Pleasant Surprises
Peru

Pleasant Surprises

Thirty-six hours of travel later: a taxi, a bus, a second taxi, three planes, a car, a bus, and a van and we’re home in Haiti. Simultaneously exhausted and refreshed, I find myself looking back on the highlights of the past eight days we spent in Peru. Over the next week or so, I’ll post … Continue reading

Unexpected Inspiration
Haiti

Unexpected Inspiration

We really didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into when we boarded that one-way flight from Miami to Haiti almost three months ago. There was no way we could have known and we had minimal preparation and forewarning. We have spent the past three months really getting a feel for things and beginning to understand exactly … Continue reading