Day 3 was the final day of the medical brigade portion. It was in the same village, but the purpose was to accommodate to those who couldn’t make it to the first day. I was shadowing a doctor for a majority of the day, and there were really only two things that I saw being repeated. One being how grateful everyone was. At one point in time, a dad and his son had been waiting for quite some time. When it was finally their turn, someone ended up cutting them (we’ll give the benefit if the doubt and say it was an accident and I do think it was). Continue reading
After setting out from my house at 4 pm Sunday, I arrived at Nicaragua at 7 pm ish on Monday. I signed up for this global brigade trip many months ago, and this winter break was when we planned to head out. Due to extreme weather conditions, all the flights got scattered, which is why it took a day longer to get here. Even though we missed a day, we were able to catch up on medicine sorting and Tuesday was the first day we would begin. Continue reading
Back in October, there was an event hosted by the MWA (Midwest Workers’ Association). They help and work with people who are in tough situations and may not be as well off. One of the ways they do this is by throwing a Halloween party, for instance, meant for the children of those families in order to make sure they felt included with all that goes on during Halloween. The party was on the 25th and there was food, music, and games kids could play to win candy. One kid found out she was good at Bozo Buckets (or whatever the game is where you want to get the ball into the bucket) and cashed in big time. Everything was run by volunteers and donations and honestly they do not expect more than they should. In short, it was a great experience.
So as with all experiences, there is usually something you can learn. I felt that it really stressed the point of unity, in the sense that no one should feel excluded. Those in different situations or backgrounds may not even be there by choice. Once you get passed that, you can be friends with really anyone. I mean, at the end of the day, we’re all people right?
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