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Mama_of_3_Kids posted 6/6/2013 11:49 AM

Hello all! Just wanted to let you know that I haven't died...I'm just in a third world country that has unreliable Internet access So far it's been an overall good experience...we have provided medical care to over 500 people who otherwise may never see a doctor or nurse; tomorrow we see another 200. We also visited two hospitals here...although the conditions in which one facility operates in are definitely third world you can tell there is a dedication to the patients and the healthcare staff does the best they can with the resources they have available to them. Today I've been asleep in the hotel most of the day as I've come down with a bad stomach bug, but I'm finally starting to feel better. Tomorrow I will be back at it and Saturday we will visit an orphanage. Sunday we will be leaving, which is going to be very difficult for me, as I have come to love the beauty of the scenery (despite the haze from pollution) and the beauty & kindness of the people here. I know I will return to this country again...there is too much (medical work) to do here to not come back!

[This message edited by Mama_of_3_Kids at 11:50 AM, June 6th (Thursday)]

whatdoto posted 6/6/2013 12:03 PM

Mama, I comend you for your good work. The world needs more people like you.

t/j: Now, can you run up to Djibouti and give my son a hug for me?

scarredforever posted 6/6/2013 12:21 PM

What a wonderful experience for you!

ajsmom posted 6/6/2013 12:32 PM

Very cool, Mama.

Stay safe!


Mama_of_3_Kids posted 6/6/2013 12:36 PM

Thank you everyone. It has been a great experience

What, what is your son in Djibouti for? We were actually just talking with someone, who had lived there, yesterday.

jrc1963 posted 6/6/2013 12:58 PM

Mama... Please stay safe.

and remember, they do head counts on the babies at the orphanage and you can't sneak one home!

Deeply Scared posted 6/6/2013 13:00 PM

WOW!!! I'm so wonderful of you to volunteer like that

I hope your stomach bug goes away and that you have a safe and restful journey home.

Way to're so special to give hope to so many less fortunate

[This message edited by Deeply Scared at 1:01 PM, June 6th (Thursday)]

nowiknow23 posted 6/6/2013 13:09 PM

Sounds amazing, Mama! I hope you are feeling completely better soon.

Mama_of_3_Kids posted 6/6/2013 13:56 PM

Thank you again everyone...I'm just doing what I can with the talents I've been blessed with. There are so many people all over the world who do not have access to quality healthcare and I know I can make a difference if I used these talents

Jrc, I am sure I will have a hard time not bringing one of those mini's home with me

gahurts posted 6/6/2013 14:18 PM

This is a great thing you are doing Mama. Any chance you had time to take some pictures that you are able to share with us?

simplydevastated posted 6/6/2013 14:24 PM

I wish I was there with you. You are doing a great thing for everyone in that country.

I look forward to hearing more about your adventures when you come home.

whatdoto posted 6/6/2013 14:40 PM

My son is in the Navy Reserves and volunteered to do a 1 year tour and he chose Djibouti. He's at Camp Lemmonier in Djibouti City. Left in March.

He likes it there, it's just so so hot!

Stay safe!

tushnurse posted 6/6/2013 14:47 PM

Mama, What a great experience. I have always wanted to a medical mission trip, but it never worked out for me. I am hoping with this new healthcare company I am with the opportunity will be there.

I talke with a nurse who was going on her second mission trip to the middle east. She said is awful to see how the women, and girls are treated, and that is the accepted norm. Yuck.

Anyway I digress.....Kudos to you.

sisoon posted 6/6/2013 16:11 PM

Kudos, definitely. (What a great experience!)

Kajem posted 6/6/2013 17:32 PM

Mama, I hope you're feeling better soon and God Bless you for doing this.



purplejacket4 posted 6/6/2013 19:20 PM

I think what you're doing is totally awesome!

When I was younger (and could sleep on the floor) I did medical missions in Guatemala and Honduras. It changed my life.

Mama_of_3_Kids posted 6/6/2013 23:09 PM

Ga, what kind of photographer would I be without my camera I will post pics when I am home...hopefully by Mon evening I will have some up

Thanks everyone!

DixieD posted 6/6/2013 23:23 PM

This is awesome!! What a wonderful giving experience. Looking forward to seeing the pictures.

Hope you feel better soon Mama.

FaithFool posted 6/7/2013 08:30 AM

You're doing a wonderful thing! Looking forward to the pics.

punky posted 6/7/2013 18:47 PM


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