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Volunteer Medical and Dental Missions to Mexico

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MARCH  2011

Two planes left Santa Barbara on Thursday morning and four planes came down on Friday morning, in generally great weather. One plane went whale watching on Thursday, another on Friday, and yet another on Saturday afternoon. There were headwinds on the return trip.

Patients continued to arrive throughout most of the day.  Susan Grube coordinated triage while Margo Kenney and Terry Harris took vitals and recorded initial patient information.  Christine Gaskin rotated between vitals, doctors, and pharmacy.  Doctors Eric McFarland and Debbie Weinstein, with support from translators Teresita Carmello and Mark Langenour, were able to see and treat all who came.  Patsi Hodges was in charge of the pharmacy, with help from Janis Smith, Wendy McFarland, and Maddy Goodman.  Audiologist Bonnie Rettgers, with Cheri King translating, serviced all the grateful patients with hearing issues.  Felicity saw chiropractic patients.

The dental clinic was fortunate to have three dentists and a hygienist. Chuck Moggio and Greg Scarcello did mostly fillings while John Grube did most of the extractions and one immediate denture. Claudia Langenour, her first trip, cleaned teeth and gave hygiene instruction. Malisa, Larry, and Jane assisted and Karen ran the sterilization. Marilyn Zellet kept things running smoothly with her triage.

Pilots: Larry Cochran, Frank Heintz, John Grube, Ted Kenney, Dale Smith, Terry Rahe
MDs: Debbie Weinstein, Eric McFarland   Audiology: Bonnie Rettgers      RN: Christine Gaskin     Medical Triage: Susan Grube     Pharmacy: Patsi HodgesJanis Smith  Dental Hygiene: Claudia Langenour     Translators:  Mark Langenour, Teresita Carmello , Cheri King  Dentists: Chuck Maggio, Greg Scarcello, John Grube   Dental Assistants: Larry Cochran, Malisa Harrison, Jane Wesley, Karyn Yule      Dental Triage: Marilyn Zellet          Helpers: Wendy McFarland, Maddy  Goodman, Margo Kenney, Terry Harris      Electrical: Dale Smith   Chiropractor: Felicity Hoffman

There will be a great sunset cruise and silent auction on the Channel Cat, Saturday,  August  13. Please help solicit donations for the silent auction, and remind friends of the trip.

 APRIL VOLUNTEERS, call Karen at 805 895-750 --   APRIL TRIP will be April 8.

 POTLUCK: March 30, at 6:30 p.m., at the home of Margo and Ted Kenney. Please bring an entrée or side dish, ready to serve.  – Information is below.

Ted & Margo Kenney
2221 Las Tunas
Telephone: 963-3011

Directions to Kenney's house


P.O. Box 538
Goleta  CA 93116

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