The medical clinic this year saw patients with a wide variety of
health issues. Hearts were listened to, blood pressures were
checked, and prescriptions were written for the Pharmacy to fill.
All of the staff in the Medical Clinic were returning NEVOSH
veterans, including Rocco Andreozzi DO, Joe England MD, Bruce
Fischer MD, Geoff Burns MD, Lee Arnold PA, Becky Sox NP, Sue Seidler
NP and Lynn Normand NP.
Sue Seidler NP writes:
Most memorable to me about this particular mission that "almost didn't
happen" was the fact that it REALLY almost didn't happen.... (I think we've
had a few past missions that coined this phrase...) If it wasn't for the
patience and fortitude of our "fearless" leaders, Joe and Carl and several
others, this mission may have sunk... however, it did not and I know we are
all truly grateful for their hard work. In fact, I think we served a
population that was needier of health care than in the past several years.
Many of the people that I encountered had indeed, never seen a healthcare
For example, a woman came in on the 2nd day of the mission with a very
different looking rash on her face and extremities. Geoff Burns thought it
looked like Leprosy and Vidal Ruiz confirmed that it probably was. We
gathered up what we could from our limited "farmacia" and Vidal utilized
some medications that he has limited access to and we sent her on her way
with follow-up care arranged (by Vidal). She came back in 2 days later,
looking better, wanting to thank everyone. I received a religious plaque
from her and a big hug.....
I'm pretty sure I'll never see that again....
Lynn Normand NP writes:
have told most everyone that this mission was for me the best. I was
happy to be back to Nicaragua after a year absence. I found that the
pre-mission red tape, hassle and set backs did not hamper the trip once
we finally arrived. I was privileged to talk with Omar (one of our
hosts) and to learn of his turbulent life during the revolution. The
fact that he is host to countless missionaries from all over and that he
embraced our efforts so honestly and affectionately was testament to the
powerful effect that charity in its best sense has on everyone, the
giver and the receiver alike. Also I practiced again and loved it! The
support and encouragement from the other team members was wonderful.
This is how the world becomes a better place, Just do what you can to
help and then don't stop because it only gets better. I am so glad to
have been part of the Nandaime experience.
Thanks, Lynn Normand NP
2008 Medical Clinic Photo Gallery
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2008 Medical Clinic Photo Roster
2012 Panama & Tennessee
2010 Nueva Esperanza
2009 Nueva Esperanza
2008 Nandaime, Nicaragua
2007 Monimbo, Nicaragua
2006 Nandasmo, Nicaragua
2005 Catarina, Nicaragua
2005 Mus, Turkey
2004 Nindiri, Nicaragua
2003 Jinotepe, Nicaragua
2002 Ticuantepe, Nicaragua
2001 Monimbo, Nicaragua
2000 La Concepción, Nicaragua
1999 Masatepe, Nicaragua
1998 Niquinohomo, Nicaragua
1997 Lake Yohoa, Honduras
1996 Jutiapa, Honduras
1995 Omoa, Honduras
1994 Vera Paz, Guatemala
1993 Coatepeque, Guatemala