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Honduras - March

Honduras - March
Honduras: Trip Summary

As we depart San Pedro Sula this morning after post-op rounds at the hospital, the realization that the week has come to an end is quite amazing. The excitement for an outreach trip felt by all of us slightly more than a week ago was tempered at the time with a mix of anxiety, inspiration, trepidation, and the energy to do good things.

 

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Honduras: Day Seven

It is amazing how quickly the week passes! It seems like we had just arrived from different areas of the US and Canada to come together as a team to do our very best in offering our help to the people of Honduras. There were a mix of return volunteers that could only speak highly of the friendly and appreciative people we were about to meet and the fascinating cases we would be working on.

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Honduras: Day Six

The caseload for the Pediatric Hand Surgery Room on Thursday was representative of our patient population overall in that included children with congenital differences, post traumatic conditions requiring reconstruction and burns with resultant contractures. 

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Honduras: Day Five

This Wednesday feels like just the usual day with the Touching Hands Project at Ruth Paz Hospital in San Pedro, Honduras. Up at 6:30 AM. Buffet breakfast at 6:45 AM. On the bus at 7:15 AM and arrive at the hospital by 7:30AM. We take turns changing in the closet that serves as a locker room. Then, it’s time for postop and Preop rounds.

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Honduras: Day Four

Today is our fourth day in San Pedro Sula and our second day of performing surgeries at Ruth Paz Hospital. Our group of 17 volunteers from across the United States has morphed into a fluent surgical team - you wouldn’t know that they just came together for the first time three days ago.

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