Day 2

It's so very late and I must get to bed, but I wanted to write a little. Today was a good day. We were able to see many more patients and the team began operating today. We will have 5 women to visit in the post-op area tomorrow. We will give them ibuprofen (Advil) and … Continue reading Day 2

Day 1: We begin

In case you are new to my blog, this is my third year working with IOWD on a medical mission to Rwanda to treat women with a childbirth related injury called fistula. I won't recap all the same details as in prior years, so if you feel lost, go back to day 1 in 2016 … Continue reading Day 1: We begin

Eight days to go

Hard to believe that in 8 days, I will be sitting on board a plane headed to Amsterdam, then Kigali. My daughter asked me how far away Rwanda is, and we had to look it up to find the answer (6,785 miles). The trip there is long--two 8 hour flights, but I have accumulated travel … Continue reading Eight days to go

Children of Rwanda

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