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Volunteer Medical and Dental Missions to Mexico

June 2005


"June Gloom" exists and flourishes around Cadeje. Most pilots went to Loreto for fuel and then on to Cadeje. Weather for both legs of the June trip was fine except for the coastal fog.


The Saturday coastal fog prevented the Mulege planes from arriving until after 10 a.m. There were more medical patients than we anticipated so we worked until 3:30 in the afternoon. Eric McFarland and Myra Cochran were very busy and even managed a couple of minor surgical procedures. The teamwork we had allowed us all to experience a great clinic.


Gerry Groff and Aurelia Wallace were kept busy until the final moments. Twenty nine patients were dispensed glasses. Many were also given sunglasses. Thanks for all the donations of eyewear from so many people.


Although it was a late start due to the fog, the clinic went well. Mel Schwartz performed extractions while Rick Rouasavelle, Dennis Dierenfield, and Stu MacPherson did fillings. They were assisted by Malisa Harrison, Roni MacPherson and Christina Wright (from Hotel Cuesta Real). Don Zellet did a great job in triage while Larry Cochran sterilized dental instruments. All sixteen patients were seen and left smiling.


Don Bates and Jim Gaskin worked on the school's water supply and brought an electrical switch which will be installed at a later trip. This switch will allow school use of the town generator when it is available.


Pilots: Don Bates, Larry Cochran, Brian Coryat, Jim Gaskin, Frank Heintz, Ted Kenney, Roni and Stu MacPherson, Rick Rousavelle Dentists: Dennis Dierenfield, Stu MacPherson, Rick Rouasavelle, Mel Schwartz MD: Eric McFarland RNs: Bobbi Bliss, Robin Howe RMA: Lola Rosales (clinic coordinator)

Dental Assistants: Malisa Harrison, Roni MacPherson, Melodi Willis FNP: Myra Cochran EMT: Herlinda Villavicencio OPT: Gerry Groff, Aurelia Pacheco Wallace HELPERS: Margo Kenney, Lisa Runyen, Larry Cochran TRANSLATORS: Brian and Chari Coryat, Christina Wright, Don Zellet

ENGINEERS: Don Bates, Jim Gaskin WATER BOY: David Coryat


Trip date: July 8th, 2005

Pre-trip potluck: Wednesday, June 29th, 2005.

The pre-trip potluck meeting will be held at the home of Brian and Chari Coryat. Click here for time and location.

Volunteers for July call Lola at 563-2440. Pilots for July call Lisa at 682-1472.

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