3.03.2009

Medical Mission to Honduras

Both big and little Dr. Fahy recently returned from a week in Sula, Honduras, serving as part of a medical mission team with Evagelistic International Ministries.

The country is a mix of natural beauty and extreme poverty. The patients we cared for were very appreciative of the medical care they received.

Here are some glimpses of our experience:




Patients come to be seen and have their surgery on the very day that they are first seen (literally, "same day" surgery). They wait for hours on empty stomachs for remedies to ailments that they have lived with for months to years.

Although many aspects of care have been modernized, some of the equipment is outdated and in disrepair. In addition, the working up of patients and the layout are much different than in the U.S. There is much less privacy than we are used to in our medical facilities.


Harrison enjoyed working with other students (Kate, David, Allison, and Kristina).










13 comments:

Maria, Tom, Sarah and Thomas said...

Wow - what a blessing for the two of you to share this eperience in Honduras together and touch so many lives at the same time. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos; it really gives us a feeling for your trip and the people you met along the way.

Love,
Maria, Tom, Sarah and Thomas

Pajama Mama said...

Amazing. Absolutely amazing.

I see you and Harrison had some great bonding time in the OR...?

Moseley Fahys said...

The poverty makes us appreciate everything that we have living in the United States. I take our health care for granted. What a great opportunity for Gef and Harrison to serve others and spend time together.

KateVonGlahn said...

Looks like a good trip for both Fahys

Hannah Hoffmann said...

That is awesome that the two of you got to do this together. Really great pictures, too!

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! What a life changing experience! Great pictures!

Charlene said...

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Blessed Family said...

What an awesome experience. I bet you blessed so many people. Love your blog . Heidi

Karin said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog. :) What an amazing trip to Honduras. I would love to do that sometime (and pretend I'm a nurse). Our youngest son is from Guatemala, so your photo of the parrot brought back some great memories. :)

I can imagine you miss the fall in CT, but you must love the winters in FL?! :))

Kim said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my "home from home" post. It was great to hear from you. Would love to see updates in 2010 of your precious family of eight!
Happy Twenty-Ten,
Kim

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