I was so drawn so the children of Rwanda. I took so many photos that I thought I would share a collection of them here. Some photos are from the hospital, as children often accompany their parent during their hospitalization. Other photos are from the gorilla trek, where children came out from their homes to … Continue reading Children of Rwanda
I am sitting in the Amsterdam airport (which is very nice, by the way), having completed the first leg of my 14+ hour plane ride home. I slept through most of the first 8 hours, which made the time pass quickly. Before I left yesterday, I rounded with them team to see all the postoperative … Continue reading Day 9: Heading home
I have so much to share about my day, so I apologize in advance that this post is long. Today was really one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I posted a few gorilla pictures on Instagram--> and will post more later. We drove 3 hours north from Kigali yesterday and spent the … Continue reading Day 8: Gorillas!
I had a short day at the hospital today as I spent the afternoon riding from Kigali to Musanze, in northern Rwanda. This is the home of Volcanoes National Park, where we will go gorilla trekking tomorrow. The ride here was beautiful, but I'll save that story for tomorrow. I spent the morning doing rounds … Continue reading Day 7: Headed to Volcanoes National Park
It's hard to believe that my time here is near the end. I will go to the hospital tomorrow morning and Monday morning, then fly home Monday-Tuesday next week. While it seems crazy to come so far for such a "short" amount of time, it's jam packed with work and heartache and passion. I am … Continue reading Day 6: Wrapping up
I am back to the hotel early today as exhaustion has set in. I am sure it's a combination of not drinking enough water, not sleeping well, etc. I will be fine! Today I went to a different district hospital, called Muhima. Muhima is a 128 bed hospital that specializes in ob/gyn and neonatology and … Continue reading Day 4 and 5: Finding my place
Some fast facts: I have yet to see a cigarette here. Women in labor here are alone. Their family waits outside until it's over. The labor area is a large room divided by curtains. There are no sheets or pillows on the bed and the bed is too short to stretch out. Nursing and medical … Continue reading Day 3: Facts of life