The first day we had the opportunity to travel to a beach and play with some local village kids. I have never met happier kids in my life, totally different from the kids in the US. They feel blessed each day just to wake up or have food. We had to travel about 2 hours every day to the village where we were working. It was humbling to see the way these people live, some had shacks some don't have any shelter. I spent most of my days in the dentist. The first person of the week had 5 teeth extracted and was just given 30 ibuprofen for the pain. NOTE these patients were just given a couple shots of Novocaine and some had wisdom teeth extracted. It took a while to understand the concept that these people come in with so much pain, and having the teeth extracted means they will eventually be pain free. By the third day I pulled teeth and gave anesthetic shots by MYSELF.
|Me assisting the dentist|
|The beach with the kids|
|The Honduran dentist we worked with|
|El Salvador to the left Nicaragua to the right|
|My new best friend! happiest girl ever to receive a glove as a balloon|
If you would like to hear more about my trip please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I would love to share more but it hard to post everything from my week in a short post!
I leave for Ireland on this upcoming Thursday, and I am still trying to get all of my bags packed and everything in order!