All pilots must have been living clean, righteous lives
because we had tail winds both directions. There was some
early morning fog on the Cadeje side but it cleared before
9 AM. The weather was not as hot as June can sometimes be.
In fact, on the Pacific side, a blanket felt appropriate
The medical side was well-staffed with Drs. Scheib and Vallee
assisted by nurse practitioner Myra Cochran. Alicia Monticelli,
who is now in med school, joined us on this trip from New
York. Aeromedicos has helped inspire and motivate a significant
number of young people to attend medical schools. Helping
these young people achieve their goals is every bit as important
as the services we provide.
With a full complement of nurses, EMTs, and paramedics,
the patients, including some from the military camp, were
seen very efficiently.
Having four dentists was a real luxury in the dental area.
Although a little short of dental assistants, Rick Rounsavelle
and Kevin McNally assisted for each other, Patsi Hodges helped
Dr. Suzuki, and Larry Cochran assisted Dr. Grube. John Beck
and Lyndeee Rankin did the sterilization and fill-in assisting,
while Dawn O’Bar did the triage and translation. All
in all, 45 patients were seen, the last patient being a difficult
root canal performed by Dr. Suzuki.
A very big thanks to all the volunteers from October
thru June. Aeromedicos is far more then the sum of the parts
what you do lasts a lot longer than you think.
Last year at this time, Eustaquio’s son, Angel, was facing his first operation
in San Diego to repair the facial trauma of his accident. As this letter is written
I am happy to report that the final surgery, which lasted over seven hours, with
a team of surgeons, was a great success! Angel will recuperate in San Diego at
Mike Nizec’s home until August and then return home.
Pilots: Craig Arcuri, Larry Cochran, Jim Gaskin,
John Grube, Frank Heintz, Ted Kenney, Ross Rankin
MDs: John Vallee, Jim Scheib
Clinic Coordinator: Marilynn Enns
Family Nurse Practitioner: Myra Cochran
Bliss, Erin Sparks
EMTs: Hillary Runnels, Alicia Monticelli,
Paramedic: Brian Burger
Helpers: Karen Yule, John Beck, Margo Kenney, Lyndee Rankin
Interpreters: Erin Sparks, Dawn O’Bar, Scott O’Bar.
Adrian de Mulege
Dentists: John Grube, Rick Rounsaville,
Kevin McNally, Tad Suzuki
October trip will be Oct 12. The pre-trip barbeque
and season kick-off will be Sept 22, at the ranch
of Robin and Nancy… click
here for details »
October volunteers, call trip contact Melodi Willis
at (805) 736-7123.
Trip photos needed! Please send to John Grube at
or bring by the office.
Aeromedicos pilots will try to arrange a fun trip to Warner
Springs Ranch in late August. If interested please call Frank
for more details at (805) 966-9568.
Remember the wine and cheese event July 21st.
An annual summary letter will be published in August with
trip dates and important information for the next year.
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