Mercer On Mission

"Experience is not what happens to a person...Experience is what a person DOES with what happens to him/her"

Clinic Day 2

Today was our second day of clinic. It was busy once again. Over 150 patients were seen today. The team was so efficient today. We had seemed to work out all of the "kinks" and everything seemed to flow much better. We were introduced to all of the Fundesur team today. They are the ones who have organized all of the clinic days for us and have made sure that we have everything that we need, including food and water! they are wonderful, welcoming, and such hard working people. These last two days have been exhausting but also so rewarding. Every patient that we have seen is so grateful for each thing that we can do for them. One patient stood out to me today.... She was an elderly female with chronic arthritis in her knees and back. She had been hurting for years. She did not have the money to afford medications. We were able to prescribe her ibuprofen for a total of 30 days. She was so grateful. She hugged both me and another medical student and then said a prayer for us. Even though we had not done much for her, It was so rewarding because she was so thankful. I cannot wait to work with more patients the remainder of our trip and look forward to continuing to make an impact in each of the lives.


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