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Reflection on my Trip to Guatemala by Calla Schmid

On July 30, 2022, I traveled to San Raymundo, Guatemala on a medical mission trip through Case Western Reserve University. I went into this trip with no expectations of what I would witness, experience, and adventure through. Instead, I kept an open mind and an open heart, knowing I would

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Returning to Guatemala by Charlene Schumann, RN

I was blessed to finally return to Guatemala after my 21 month absence due to covid. My worry has been about Guatemala’s lack of healthcare and their lack of vaccines. Our team was so lucky to arrive in the village of Durazno in the Department of Jalapa this October. There

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Kimberly Hough returns from Guatemala!

During the mission to Guatemala, we were able to perform 30 surgeries, including appendectomies, cholecystectomies, hernia repairs, and mass removals.  Most of the patients had needed these surgeries for years, so it was heartwarming to know that we provided them an opportunity to finally get the care they needed.  We

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My 7th trip to Guatemala by Char Schumann

My name is Char and I just returned from a medical mission trip with Faith in Practice to the Department of Peten in Guatemala. I ran the lab for our 4 day village clinic and saw about 100 people a day in the lab. Our team saw about 2400 patients

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Wheelchair Clinic in Guatemala by Janet Sargent

Janet Sargent, RN January, 2020 Traveling to Guatemala to provide care in rural areas with Faith in Practice has been very rewarding for me.  This group is well organized, efficient, and kind to all (patients, local and international volunteers).  During our 4 days of providing free village medical care, we 36 volunteers

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Why Pakistan? by Rachel Lien

People often ask why I traveled to Pakistan to volunteer as an nurse practitioner, and my response is always “Why not?”  With the drastic disparities in the world, the question should not be “Should I go?” but rather to consider many factors and ask “Is now the right time to go?”

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Lessons Learned in Laos by Erika Cheung

Words can hardly describe the amazing experience that I had in Luang Prabang, Laos PDR at the Lao Friends’ Hospital for Children. Honestly, where to begin… Location: Luang Prabang is a picturesque town situated at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. The center of town has a

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