Batey Santa Lucia Medical Clinic

Posted by Paul Field on Thursday, March 27, 2014

Coming to the Dominican Republic was a curse at first. I wanted nothing more than to get the next flight back home. After spending four days helping all the people, I could stay here forever.


Putting in twenty water filters in just a couple hours was crazy. It warmed my soul and made me feel amazing. The elders had tears in their eyes as they thanked us for giving them clean water. I will never forget that.


Today we worked at Santa Lucia as a medical clinic. I worked in the pharmacy, putting their medications in plastic bags and giving them the proper instructions was amazing. Knowing that we’re making such a huge difference in their lives is truly the best feeling I have ever had! 


Almost every woman in Santa Lucia has over three children. Its very sad to see because they have such a hard time taking care of themselves because there is no work for women in the Batays. When we went to the medical clinic today we gave them opportunities to learn about sex education and gave them proper protection so they can hopefully avoid more children for a little while. 


Coming here has been such an eye opener it is still shocking. I never thought that simple things like tampons and toilets would mean so much to me! Going home will be so different. I feel like I’ve already changed in so many ways. I almost feel a little more grown up. I never thought that a trip like this would be so life changing, but I am so happy that I had the chance to go through this wild adventure with people who care so much about me.


_Jamee




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Batey Santa Lucia Medical Clinic

Posted by Paul Field on Thursday, March 27, 2014

Coming to the Dominican Republic was a curse at first. I wanted nothing more than to get the next flight back home. After spending four days helping all the people, I could stay here forever.


Putting in twenty water filters in just a couple hours was crazy. It warmed my soul and made me feel amazing. The elders had tears in their eyes as they thanked us for giving them clean water. I will never forget that.


Today we worked at Santa Lucia as a medical clinic. I worked in the pharmacy, putting their medications in plastic bags and giving them the proper instructions was amazing. Knowing that we’re making such a huge difference in their lives is truly the best feeling I have ever had! 


Almost every woman in Santa Lucia has over three children. Its very sad to see because they have such a hard time taking care of themselves because there is no work for women in the Batays. When we went to the medical clinic today we gave them opportunities to learn about sex education and gave them proper protection so they can hopefully avoid more children for a little while. 


Coming here has been such an eye opener it is still shocking. I never thought that simple things like tampons and toilets would mean so much to me! Going home will be so different. I feel like I’ve already changed in so many ways. I almost feel a little more grown up. I never thought that a trip like this would be so life changing, but I am so happy that I had the chance to go through this wild adventure with people who care so much about me.


_Jamee




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Ah, the good ol' days in the Portland airport. Here, Marie and Page share their excitement. Here in the D.R., they continue to be excited. They are wonderful people.

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