Two cars were driven down by Robin Gauss and Blake Rankin
in a record three days. They arrived on Tuesday in Cadeje
after a 6 hour trip over the 100 mile north road and two flat
tires. They highly recommended someone else do the trip next
time. One Airplane arrived in Cadeje on Sunday to get the
new bathrooms started. Another arrived on Thursday. The other
planes went to Mulege on Thursday and Friday. The weather
was good both directions.
A new bathroom was begun on Monday morning and by clinic’s
end on Saturday the water tower was finished. The bathroom
was almost ready for the roof and the all-important septic
system was complete. Hopefully by the next clinic the bathroom
will be complete. Bob Nussbaum is staying down to supervise
The medical team was well staffed with three MDs, including
newcomer Barbara Hrach. The medical side was very efficient
and all patients were seen in a timely fashion. RN Monika
Berger was a first-time participant and helped adapt a knee
brace for a young man by improvising with a paper clip. One
of our needs is an audiologist for the November trip. If anyone
can help, it would be greatly appreciated.
The Dental Unit was in tip-top shape due to Hugh Dyer, Melodi
Willis and Angie Dyer coming over on Friday to get things
running and ready for Saturday. Also, Stu Macpherson came
down on Sunday and stayed thru Wednesday and installed a new
dental unit. The clinic ran smoothly with Marilyn Zellet doing
triage, and John Grube and Chuck Moggia drilling, filling
and extracting. Chuck Moggia started the day off with a root
canal and Stu MacPhearson will finish RCT next month. The
dentists were assisted by Larry Cochran, Ashley Dason, and
Patsi Hodges. Donna Hillman was a blessing. With several people
wanting their teeth cleaned, she was able to see all patients.
Melodi Willis was a rover and kept the clinic moving at a
good pace. Angie Dyer and Tony Ripparretti did a great job
Pilots: Frank Heintz, Brian Coryat, John Grube, Tobin
Greensweig, Jim Gaskin, Larry Cochran, Ted Kenney, Dale Smith,
MDs: Jim Scheib, Debbie Weinstein, Barbara Hrach
Dentists: John Grube, Chuck Moggia
RNs: Bobbi Bliss, Monika Berger, Marilynn Enns
EMTs: Danika Graehl, Chris Huntsman Dental Assistants:
Melodi Willis, Larry Cochran, Patsi Hodges, Ashley Dason.
Hygienist: Donna Hillman
Dental Repair: Hugh Dyer
Translators: Brad Greenbaum, Marilyn Zellet, Donn
Zellet, Teresita, Brian and Chary Coryat
Helpers: Margo Kenney, Karyn Yule, Angie Dyer, Avinasu
Mesipam, Tony Ripparretti.
Construction Workers: John Grube, Jim Scheib, Blake
Rankin, Bob Nussbaum, Tony Ripparretti, Mike Crookston, Robin
Gauss, Tobin Greensweig, Brad Greenbaum, David Coryat.
November trip will be Nov 9th. The pre-trip potluck
will be Nov 1st, at the home of John Goerke, click
here for details »
November volunteers, call trip contact Melodi Willis
at (805) 736-7123.
The Baja 1000 road Race will go thru Cadeje on Thursday
late afternoon thru Friday am. of clinic week. Anyone interested
in going down early to watch the race contact Melodi.
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