2502, 2019

Feb 25: “It is an emotional roller coaster here.”

Yesterday was such a busy day. I came back to the Airbnb and planned on an hour rest . . . I slept in my clothes until 2 am. It is an emotional roller coaster here. The refugees we are seeing are all from Africa. They are so grateful. They are treated terribly in every way. There were so many [...]

2402, 2019

Feb 24: Thank all of you for ”loving him without knowing him.”

Spent yesterday organizing, preparing meds, wound care. Alex, our refugee coordinator, organized a meeting with some camp leaders. These folks are refugees. They are eager to help us and figured out a system that they will manage to keep crowds under control and ensure our safety. They shared their stories and their frustrations at being trapped on this island [...]

2202, 2019

Feb 22: Welcome to “The Jungle”

We are here on a beautiful Greek island setting up to work outside a refugee camp in “the jungle“ -  the overflow of 4,500 people. The conditions are appallingly terrible. People are living in small tents, some have tarps, most don’t. There are only three porta potties so people are urinating and defecating in plastic bottles. We did our first [...]

1902, 2019

Feb 19: Hands on Global is on their way to Samos, Greece!

Our Hands On Global team is heading to Samos Island, Greece on FEB 20th. We had a medication packing party at my house and now have six 50 lb. bags of medicine ~  all ready to go. We have a portable exam table packed up, a portable ultrasound, a nebulizer and Marcia just called from Missoula to say we [...]

1412, 2018

Dec 14: Coming from Africa to cross the southern border

Interesting story to share. At the mission in the dump on the Mexican side, we met 3 men from Uganda. They came in to get some medical care at the clinic and we had a long conversation. They are political refugees from Uganda, dictators change there often apparently. They got to Mexico City and entered illegally so they were detained [...]