Three planes left on Thursday for San Juanico/Cadeje
carrying equipment to set up a solar powered satellite internet
system… more on this later. Thursday’s group
had headwinds down the Baja peninsula. Friday’s group
of four planes had great tailwinds. Everyone had headwinds
the return but the weather was clear.
MEDICAL CLINIC NOTES
Dr. MacFarland and Denise Kirchner,
PA, were dropped off on the Cadeje side Friday by Ted Kenney
were hard at work Saturday morning when the first plane arrived
from Mulege. Thanks again to Ted and Margo! With the additional
help of RN Myra Cochran, all the patients were seen in a
timely manner. Several families made four hour trips over dirt
to be seen.
DENTAL CLINIC NOTES
Dr. Dick Klein performed his usual magic,
transforming the smiles of people missing teeth, with his
denture work. Donna Hillman, dental hygienist, was very popular
teeth. Don Zellet once again kept everyone busy with his
triage. Extractions and fillings were done by the Grube-Willis
with fill in by Dr. MacFarland on one extraction at the
end of the
day. Peter Lewis was trained on the use of the autoclave
and all did a great job.
VISION CLINIC NOTES
Dr. Gerry Groff and assistant Aurelia
Wallace examined 49 patients and dispensed glasses as needed.
a portable automatic refractor and hundreds of pre-made glasses
of various known prescriptions, Dr Groff was able to dispense
all but a few pairs of glasses. The remainder will be custom
made here and sent down on the May trip… a tremendous
service to these people. Thanks Team!
ENGINEERS W/O BORDERS
Under the supervision of Dave Bothman,
four UCSB students and Fabian Lopez, a satellite internet
contractor, worked all three days to connect the village
and the secondary
school to the internet. There will be a separate mailing
and fundraising solicitation on this very exciting work.
and talented team worked until dark on Saturday and a few
hours on Sunday to complete the job. The smile on the face
the secondary school teacher, was a great reward. More will
be needed for the elementary school and the engineers have
up plan. Thanks to Brian Coryat and others who have contributed
generously to this project.
Pilots: Larry Cochran, Brian Coryat, Don Bates, Frank Heintz,
John Grube, Ted Kenney, Peter Lewis Dentists: John Grube,
Dick Klein MD: Eric MacFarland PA: Denise Kirchner FNP: Myra Cochran
RN: Bobbi Bliss RMA/Clinic Coordinator: Lola Rosales RDH: Donna Hillman Dental Assistants: Melodi Willis, Peter Lewis
Pharmacy: Margo Kenney Water
Boy: David Coryat Translators: Don Zellet,
Susan Grube, Leanne Elliot, Brian Coryat, Chari Coryat
ENGINEERS: Dave Bothman, Don Bates, Francisco Regaldo,
Carl Neufeld, Fabian Lopez
Trip date: May 13,
Pre-trip potluck: Wednesday, May 4, 2005
The pre-trip potluck meeting will be held at The Derricks’.
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Volunteers for May call Lola at 563-2440. Pilots,
call Lisa at 682-1472.
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