Saturday, July 30, 2016

Pap/ IVAA in Xepol.........special attention to the exam room!

A couple of days ago, we had a Pap/IVAA Clinic that we have been preparing for.  We had 9 ladies who came to see Lisa and 5 for consult.  The special part of the day, is that the road leading to the church building was closed!  So, about 6 men and boys came to help us carry all of our equipment down to where we would have clinic!  Many, many thanks to them!

After we arrived, Teresa gloves up to get started!  We are really excited about the congregation where Teresa lives. On Sunday, there will be four baptisms in the congregation at Chijtinimit. The group from Hennessey will be with us and we will all go and participate in that celebration of four new souls!!

Cecy worked with us today and she prepared the cleaning solution for all of the equipment.  Cecy use to work with us full time and we miss her as she is now preparing for nursing school.  She will be a great nurse and the BEST part is that she will be back with us, when she graduates :)

Liss a is preparing the bed for the IVAA................this shows you that you can use any place to make it functional.  Great job Lisa!  Lisa's sister Anna will arrive on Saturday and we are looking forward to seeing Anna, Charlie and the group. 

One task that we will be doing when Hennessy is here is PLANTING GRASS..............this will show you have diversified that Health Talents is!!

Now, the question of the day is, "What do husbands do while their wives are having female exams?"

They sit in the grass, chat and do whatever they need to do as long as they can prevent going near the exam room     ha ha ha ........................we all had a great day!!

More Donations! Thank you!

Well, this week was quite a busy one.   Getting babies and sponsors ready, printing photos for families, had some busy clinics and completed the IVAA clinic in Xepol. I will post some of those photos later today.

So, with the new donations, all babies have a sponsor now.

Thanks to Jessi and Don!  They will sponsor Hilda's surgery.  Jessi and Don are friends of the family and I really appreciate their help.  Thank you!  Hope to see you in December :)

The Lenior Church of Christ has always shown a great interest in the work of Health Talents.  They have sent a very generous donation that will provide many surgeries!  For several years now, they have visited us in Winston Salem or Morganton when I am back in The States and it is good to see them.

They will provide support for Effer Zacarias.  He had his lip surgery earlier and now it is time for his palate repaired.

Again, thank you to all of the sponsors................the time is getting closer.  I know that the parents are getting a little nervous, Clinica Ezell is preparing and that the people in The States will be flying next Saturday. Please continue your prayers.  We need them!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

August Babies are Ready!

Well, after quite a long break from blogging, it is time to jump back on the wagon!  I will be taking 10 babies for plastic surgery in a couple of weeks.  I have sponsors for all of them and would like to introduce the babies to you.

Please leave your comments and thoughts.  They are an encouragement to me and the people who are taking time and money to sponsor the surgeries.

This is Joas and he was born with syndactyly.  He is a cute little guy and we will see what we can do for him.

 Both is hands and feet are affected. His fingers are webbed together.

Danny from Morganton will be sponsoring his surgery.

This is Brandon and he will have his palate repaired on this trip.

Jeanie from Morganton will be sponsoring his surgery.  Brandon was never sure if he enjoyed spending time with us or not.

This is Sheila Lorena.  She is 9 months and will be having her lip repaired.

Her surgery will be sponsored by Angie, from Morganton, NC.  

Doris and Beverly from Lenoir, NC will be helping Milton.

Milton is 9 months old and will have his lip repaired. I have a feeling the nurses will have a fun time playing with Milton.

Efer Zacarias is 5 years old and a cute little boy.

Danny will also be helping Efer, with his second surgery.

Santigao Anderson will be making his first trip with us.  He is 11 months and will be having his lip surgery.

Evelyn and Frank from Morganton, NC will be helping Santiago.

Javier Nehemias is 7 months and will also be making his first trip with us.  

He may be the life of the party in Montellano.  His surgery will be sponsored by Ginny from Morganton, NC.

Emerson Brayon is 2 years old and it is time to have his palate repaired.

His surgery will be sponsored by Kory.

Hilda Maria is 1 year old and will have her lip surgery.

I will be helping Hilda and her family with this surgery.

Our last baby will be Juan Saqiuic and he will have his palate surgery.

Kory is helping Juan and his family with this surgery.

The surgical team of 61 will be lead by Rick and they will arrive on August 6th.  A clinic in Chichi, ASELSI, will take care of transportation for several of these children and their parents.  One group will be arriving with Hector from Sololoa.  Another group will arrive, driven by Solomon's Porch from Panajachel.  Many thanks to those who are helping with transportation.

Please pray that everyone has safe travels and that we have a week of many successful surgeries. One thing that we do in the evening, is pray for each patient by name.  Prayer is very important throughout the day and then in the evening, equally important, is a prayer for thanksgiving.

I will keep you posted as we start on August 6th!