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Faces of Northern Ghana

As the week continues, I can feel the emotional weight of the number of humans we have treated and come in contact with.  This is the result of witnessing numerous sick and crying children, a man sporting a Santa Claus hat with Santa boots that were missing a heel (and so many others without adequate basic essentials clothing items), and a common sight is people walking miles for food and clean water. In addition, our medical team has seen patients

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Making a Difference?

We drove just over two hours this morning to reach today's target village.  Dodging potholes and navigating unpaved African roads can be soar on a person's backside.  It was refreshing to step out of the van and stretch our legs, as each team member sprang into action.  As day three was underway, it was clear that we have been learning each day and growing more efficient as a team.  My mother stayed back at the hotel with a stomachache, while

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God Only Knows

On the first evening that we arrived in Tamale, our group spent some time organizing the medical inventory.  We sorted bandages, eye glasses, a number of medicines and assorted medical supplies. As I stated in previous posts, I am not a medical professional, so I needed to ask the trip doctors several times, "What is this?"  While each of the team members began to own the organization of certain meds or supplies, I was left to empty bags and make

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The Start of a New Chapter!

If you haven"t heard yet, our planned move to Italy has recently changed.  We had been planning to move to Italy in the early fall of 2013, work with Italians there and then commute throughout the year for our work with International friends from Ghana, China and the USA. Due to a recent change, when we found out that we would lose primary custody of our 12 year-old daughter Hailey if we were to relocate to Italy, our hub has changed back to the

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Give Thanks?

Yesterday I completed the last required procedure for my surgery preparation, commonly known as "pre-op." I had to undergo other related tests earlier this week, such as blood work, a chest X-ray and an EKG, but today involved going to Arlington Hospital to complete an interview with a nurse, followed by a final blood test to confirm my blood type, should the need for a transfusion arise. I was a bit caught off guard when the nurse asked me, "Who

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