As most of you know, I was in Colombia and Guatemala for almost 4 years. The majority of my time was spent doing logistics and administration for the projects, but I did also get a taste for medicine. I still remember the night I did my first suture. A few minutes in, the electricity cut out….a few curse words later and my friend pulled out her cell phone for light. She laughed at my frustration (silly gringa!) and talked me through the rest. It was a hell of a ride, and one that I look back on and feel proud of.
I am walking with Concern America in the annual Walk Out of Poverty to help bring health care, clean water, education, and economic opportunities to impoverished communities in Latin America. Concern America trains people to be health care providers, build water systems, be teachers, and form income-generating cooperatives in their own communities.
Please donate to this incredible cause! Together, we can transform need into self-sufficiency.
Big hugs from sunny California 🙂