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Bites And Spiders And Babies, Oh My!

Jan 21

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 3:21 PM  RssIcon

We had quite a crowd at our second day of clinic at the compound. The final total is looking to be around 500 patients again today, and as you can imagine, with that many people the team was anything but bored. Heide and the triage team kept everything organized and flowing as usual. Geoff, along with John and Bill, did a great job jumping in as a temporary “bouncers” this morning, and helped  the triage team maintain the space we needed from the eager crowds that were waiting for us. Thanks for sacrificing your play time with the kids, Geoff!

One of the first patients of the day was a woman who presented with an extremely infected finger. Apparently in attempting to break up a fight between two people several weeks ago, she became a victim of a serious bite from one of the combatants. The only medical treatment any hospital or clinic would give her were topical and oral antibiotics, which were having no effect. The finger and hand were extremely swollen, and her pain level was such that it was impacting her appetite and she was losing weight. Dr. Paik and the team decided they need to open it up and clean out as much of the infection as they could for her to have any chance to heal and keep the finger. After numbing the hand, they began the procedure. She held on to Dhena tightly and was very brave. Her adult son sitting behind her got a little queasy, however. She will be coming back on Thursday for a follow-up, so please keep her in your prayers! Dr. Paik said sepsis is a very real possibility with an infection as advanced as this one, so we need a miraculous healing for her.

The team would like to introduce you to our mascot. After finding the large tarantula in the toilet tank at the compound, Sharon named him Harry and Rudy forcibly relocated him to a box in the pharmacy. According to the locals, Harry is extremely poisonous. Why no one has just squashed him yet is beyond my comprehension. I am blogging from the complete opposite side of the room. Maybe these people have had too much sun…?

The word is out about our OB/GYN doctor! Dr. Wilson’s first patient of the day was a woman pregnant with her first child. She brought 10 of her family members representing 3 generations with her to the appointment, and they all got to see the baby and generation number 4 on the ultrasound. A patient later in the day spoke only Creole. So in order to communicate, Dr. Wilson needed someone to translate from Creole to Spanish, and then someone translating from Spanish to English. Needless to say, we had some crowded moments in the OB/GYN office! The final patient of the day was a poignant contrast to the first patient. She was a 15 year old girl who came in with only her 12-year-old brother for company to confirm a suspected pregnancy. Turns out she is 20 weeks along already. While we wish that every woman expecting a baby could have the love and support of their entire family like the first patient today, we know this is not always the case. But how wonderful that Dr. Wilson, Kinsey and the interpreter, Yorka, were able to spend some time with the new mom, counseling and educating her on what to expect. They took an opportunity to truly “Extend the Healing Ministry of Christ” to her and her unborn baby.  

We had a special visitor at the clinic today! The mayor showed up, Dr. Shanahan saw him as a patient, and Rudy is his new best friend. He dropped by again in the afternoon to thank us for the work we are doing in his community and also brought us some delicious coffee and fruit from the trees in his yard.

Tomorrow and Thursday half the team will be seeing patients at a batey, 20 minutes in the opposite direction from our hotel. A batey is a community of Haitian people living and working in the Dominican Republic. The vast majority of them are undocumented. Despite the fact that some of these families have been in this country for generations, they are not eligible for citizenship because of their Haitian ancestry. What complicates the situation even more is that they also have no citizenship or documents from Haiti. So as you can imagine, this is a group of people who has little to no access to basic services like healthcare.

The other half of the team will continue work at El Fuego del Sol, and we will reunite in the afternoons. We look forward to sharing more stories and pictures soon! 

 

50 comment(s) so far...


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What a difference you are all making in over 1000 lives already! My prayers to everyone as you continue the Healing Ministry.....

By Janice Recio-Lagrange Family Medicine on   Tuesday, January 21, 2014 3:51 PM
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I know how hard everyone is working! The stories are fascinating to read. I look forward to hearing more stories from Dr Solowski and Dr Gabriel. I know they are working hard and learning amazing things.

By Dan Hunter-Smith, La Grange FM residency on   Tuesday, January 21, 2014 4:21 PM
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Seriously???? A tarantula? You're killing me! Oh, the photo opportunities! Dr. Paik knows very well how I love to document his surgeries and injections, but our team here deemed the photo surgery photo too graphic to post. (I LOVED it!) Love hearing how Rudy, Dr. Wilson, Dr. Shanahan and the entire team are living the mission. Can't wait to hear more. Keep it coming!!!

By Julie Busch on   Tuesday, January 21, 2014 4:22 PM
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Wow! Its so nice to hear how many people who are not as fortunate as us are being helped by this team! Keep up the good work! The stories so far have been interesting and I look forward to reading more as the week continues. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

Shout-out to Colleen Pospishil, I am sure you loved the sight of that huge spider! I am enjoying my last day of break as well as getting ready for my classes to start up for the semester. Everything is getting cleaned up at our fraternity house so its not nearly as dirty as it was when you dropped me off which I'm sure you're glad to hear. Anyways, as I am finishing up this message while I'm at work I think that is all I have to say for now! I'll talk to you soon. Love, Brian

By Brian Pospishil on   Tuesday, January 21, 2014 4:54 PM
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hey mr brooks and xray gang i think that spider would make a great xray pet. maybe we can xray him first before we decide to keep him. he is so cute and fuzzy. makes me wanna give it a hug. hib dr paik. have a great trip. rudy i hope you find a chupacabra to bring back.

By Keith xray team on   Tuesday, January 21, 2014 5:02 PM
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Blessings to the missionaries in DR! I hope the newbie missionaries are paying attention to your missionary veteran -- Lanny Wilson. He'll keep you safe and comfortable.

Lanny, when you teach the new guys about "toilet paper on a string" be sure to add a fly swatter to take care of the spiders!

May God bless you with safety and comfort while you bless others!

By Jim Today on   Tuesday, January 21, 2014 5:34 PM
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Hello Sharon!

We are eagerly reading the report coming from all of you. We looked yesterday, Monday, but there was no report from the field, so we read the report about the group. Smile! Glad today to hear from you.

We cover all of you in prayer daily, for health, strength, and protection. All went well with the children yesterday. We got about 4 inches of snow last night and will get more. We greet you all with God/s Word from
Psalm 121;5-8 "The Lord Himself watches over you. The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.
The sun will not harm you by day nor the moon at night. The Lord keep you from all harm and watches over
your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever."

With all our love,

Mom & Dad

By Lloyd & Monika Couch on   Tuesday, January 21, 2014 6:39 PM
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My continued prayer for the patient with the infected finger. Asking God for a miracle!

By Tammy on   Tuesday, January 21, 2014 6:45 PM
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hey forgot to throw a shout out to kathy from bolingbrook o.r. miss you have a great time. see you soon and you can tell me the stories. cant wait.kepp those awesome stories coming. i love hearing them way to give dr paik the finger kathy. hahaha :-)

By keith xray surgery on   Tuesday, January 21, 2014 6:49 PM
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Wow what a great job 1000 people you guys are making a difference. May God Bless you all be safe. The girls miss you. Me too!! Love Ron and the kids

By Niemer family on   Tuesday, January 21, 2014 7:14 PM
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I am so very proud to call you all my colleagues. You are such an inspiration to me. Love and prayers to all of you. May you be safe and continue to create miracles.

By Michelle Meuris on   Tuesday, January 21, 2014 7:15 PM
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I am so very proud to call you all my colleagues. You are such an inspiration to me. Love and prayers to all of you. May you be safe and continue to create miracles.

By Michelle Meuris on   Tuesday, January 21, 2014 7:15 PM
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If you have traveled all that way to see big, hairy spiders, my Joliet basement would suffice. Please don't share this with Margaret Wallach! MW's Mom

By Harriet Turk on   Tuesday, January 21, 2014 7:44 PM
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I'm so impressed to hear about your tremendous work with the people of the Dominican Republic. Thanks for showing God's love to the less fortunate. You are in our thoughts an prayers.

By Lary Davis on   Tuesday, January 21, 2014 8:22 PM
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Hello Team !!!
ALMH is praying for your ministry and service .... Thanks for the stories they have been very interesting and inspiring .... Keep up good work. May God keep you safe while you are minister to others (even spider - keeping him alive!)
Chaplain Aleks

By Aleksandra Tanurdzic on   Tuesday, January 21, 2014 8:49 PM
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OMK! A tarantula??? I would have been on the next flight home! Seriously, who thought it was a good idea to look under the toilet tank lid? Did you hear it tapping around?
I’m astounded by the difference you all are making and praying for your continued strength and goodwill. Please know that we are keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers.
To Heidie, Jill, and Jenn-I miss you guys… kisses to you!
~Carly

By Carly Kuntzman on   Tuesday, January 21, 2014 9:05 PM
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Big Hugs to all of you. My heart and prayers are with you all. As I read the Blog and see the familiar names of people I have been blessed to share my own mission trip memories. I have to extend a special Hello and hugs to Geof (my favorite practical joker), Dr Lanny Wilson and my good friend Rudy (I'm sure you will all agree that Dr Wilson and Rudy are two of the kindest people you will ever have the honor of knowing.)
Take good care of each other while you are helping everyone and safe trip home.
Vicky (alias; The Wall)

By vicky burns on   Tuesday, January 21, 2014 9:54 PM
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¡ Hola a todos !
Oh my ... I don't like spiders! I want to send tons of hugs and kisses to everybody. I'm sure you guys are making a huge difference in those people lives. My prayer is that everyone gets a lot of God's moments!!! I hope that you guys miss me already!
: ). ¡ Cuidado que Te pica la araña !
Ivys

By Ivys Ramirez on   Tuesday, January 21, 2014 10:02 PM
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Aside from the story about the tarantula (cringe) =), thanks for sharing all that God has been doing through your team. It is so beautiful to hear about how God is using the gifts of medicine and healing that He has given to each of you, to show the touch of Christ. And Charles, we are so proud of you!

Praying for all of you,
The Park Family

By Jane Park on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 1:02 AM
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How is "Harry" today?

Hi Geoff, Rudy & Frank and Everyone!!!

You are almost half way there.........I am praying for your Good Health & Endurance to face another very busy clinic day...

God Bless You,

xxxMary Brooks :::)))


I Corinthians 10: 13 No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it.

Dear God ~ give me the endurance,
While on you I learn to wait.

May my faith be strengthened daily,

as without doubt, you I supplicate.

May my joy of heart and peace of mind,

be supplied in sufficient amount.

May I not dwell on negative thoughts,

but learn how daily my blessings to count

For its strength beyond normal that you alone supply,

if I have faith the size of a mustard seed.

Through whatever test come upon me,

not trusting self but rather you to plead.

Noah you rescued from a watery grave,

Rehab and her family at Jericho.

Daniel you delivered from the lion's mouth,

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.

You supply comfort in my disquietude,

encouragement when my head is bowed low.

You know my pain though I may not utter a word,

you provide instruction on which way to go.

Help me stay aware of Satan's crafty designs,

his machinations are always at work.

You've proven loyal to your servants from the beginning of time,

if our relationship with you we don't shirk.

May I remember the temporary nature of trials,

and keep my mind focused on your blessings in store.

Life everlasting on a peaceful new earth,

pain and sorrow gone forevermore.

I Jesus loving name we Pray......... Amen.

By Mary Brooks :::))) on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 6:05 AM
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I AM SO IMPRESSED BY THE WORK THAT YOU ARE DOING. WHAT A DEDICATED GROUP OF GOD'S WORKERS. SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE, CHARLES, YOU DO GREAT WORK WITH FINGERS.

MY PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU FOR A SAFE RETURN.

TRACY, THINGS ARE GOING AS EXPECTED. GOD BLESS.

CHARLENE

By charlene viglielmo on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 7:59 AM
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HELLO TO RUDY , GEOFF, CINDY , AMANDA. VERY THRILLED TO HEAR ALL THE STORIES & PICTURES. Rudy as usual in the picture , humble as you can be. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK TEAM. PRAYING FOR ALL OF YOU

By Joby Chirayil on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 8:06 AM
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Such a full day! So proud to know Dr. Wilson and Kinsey and the care and compassion they showed the young , soon-to-be mom. I expect she welcomed the love and care you gave her. Many blessings on the work you continue to do (despite language barriers, exhaustion, & spiders!)

Blessings,

Jessica, Hinsdale L&D

By Jessica Lamberson on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 8:25 AM
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Emily -- I am 100% convinced that spider escaped from Spidertown and made it there in one of your bags! EEEEEEKKKK!!!!!! Is that how big they grow if there's been a recent flood?!?!?! Just send word and I will overnight you a spider-proof hazmat suit.

We love reading the blog and hearing how the team's doing and can't wait to see more pictures of all of the team!!! Thank you to all of you for your amazing works!

A fond hello to the AGH team!!! It's again about one degree outside with minus wind chills so I'm sure you're sad to be missing out on that. You're ever in our thoughts and I'll be reading excerpts of your blog at the 9 am Patient Safety Huddle. :-)

Take care!!
-Erin Gerber, AGH

By Erin Gerber on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 8:37 AM
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Hi, Kathy were so proud of you guys!
very unselfish group your with.
stay strong, we love you!
Love mike - gina and baby ella

By Michael carens on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 8:40 AM
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It is wonderful to hear how the team is serving the folks in DR. My prayers are with all of you and I also pray that the parent to that baby spider does not come looking for it! Be safe!

By Richard Roehr on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 9:14 AM
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Tarantula....really, Rudy?!? All God's creatures. Wonderful to hear how you all are life changers. All is good here, we just miss you a bunch!
Prayers for your safe return!
Love u,
Robin, Jos, Rudy, and Mo (Lucky & Chip too)

Shout out to Geoff too!!

By Robin Cortes on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 9:25 AM
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I find myself, with eager anticipation, looking forward to reading about your daily adventures. We're very proud of you! May God’s call on your life for the people you serve, the call of grace, the call of compassion, and the call to know His heart be evident in all your undertakings.

By Esther Jarrette on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 9:42 AM
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My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you continue to touch so many peoples lives and extending the healing ministry of Christ. I love reading your updates on your trip, maybe not the one of the huge spiders (please don't bring any back home with you!) I also wanted to say that I really enjoy seeing pictures of your trip and can't wait to see more (especially Emily, who I'm sure is always behind the camera - selfie's would be ok). Good luck with the rest of your trip!

By Susan Gorman Johns on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 10:01 AM
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No need to comment on the spider...Erin's comment was spot on! Emily - please do NOT bring it back!

Seriously, I am so deeply moved to work for an organization like ours - we are all blessed beyond measure! Lots of love and God's continued blessings to all of you as well as your families and friends you left behind to truly do God's work!!!!

Most importantly, God bless the men, women and children you are caring for in this foreign country. May they too see God's abundant love and grace for them as you continue to Extend the Healing Ministry of Christ.

Lots of love!
Michelle Hess

By Michelle Hess on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 10:02 AM
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Hey, scared of a tarantula??? Living in the great state of Oklahoma as a young wife and Mom, I experienced them daily--and I was scared to death..they seemed to take over my backyard at times. My young son was fascinated tho!!!!! Many prayers are coming your way--you all are doing a wonderful service with the mission trip and I look forward to many "RUDY" stories when you return. HUGS FROM ME TO ALL OF YOU.
Marge(Cardio Vol.) ABH

By Marge on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 10:19 AM
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Dhena!!!!!!

check your bags before leaving, not a fan of spiders.....just sayin

xxoo

soto

By soto on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 10:19 AM
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Hi Sharon and the rest of you there in the DR!!! Love seeing the pictures and hearing the stories. CANNOT believe you saved Harry! WOW!!! Things here in Chicago are cold and snowy. Soak up some rays there for all of us. Mia was over on Monday and the talent show routine is unbelievable. They are practicing again this afternoon. We are praying here for all of you today and all the lives you are touching there. Love to all of you! Sharon-the m&ms are waiting for you!
Love, Hilary

By Hilary on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 11:03 AM
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Oh my my!!! Julie, I would have been with you on the other side of the room with a spider like that! Holy cow! I still have chills after looking at that picture!! I really miss you all this year and have been following those of you taking the time to post on FB -- I love all of the tidbits and pictures Heide, Ana, Colleen, Frank, Dhena, and Jen!! I have been thinking of ALL of you and praying for you as you embrace what is before you on this trip to the Dominican. Many of you have made my life more fulfilling and just plain fun and I know that you will be doing the same for the people you touch each day while you're there. It's mission Wednesday and you're bound to be exhausted, but I'll be willing to bet it's the best exhausted you've ever felt so keep on doing what you're doing, and as always, eliminate the internal noise so that you may hear God speaking to you in His loud, clear, beautiful voice. Love you lots and lots and God bless all of you! Jennifer (Orde)

By Jennifer Orde on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 11:26 AM
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Not surprised at all at the number of patients you all are seeing! It is a powerful and energized team. Please, please, please, remember to take care of yourselves and each other. It is only Wednesday and you have a lot more ground to cover. Rest, hydrate, laugh, take care of those around you including the rest of the team. Know that we are continuing to lift you in prayer. A shout out to our ABH team. We are so proud of each of you! Blessings, V.+

By Chaplain Vicky on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 11:40 AM
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Congratulations on being selected to the Adventist Midwest Health mission trip team this year. That is quite an accomplishment.

On behalf of myself and the Adventist GlenOaks Hospital Executive team, please accept our sincere and humble gratitude to you for playing such an important role in serving our collective mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ by caring for our brothers and sisters so much less fortunate than us. Thank you for your sacrifices being so far away from home and from your loved ones.

You are a credit to this organization. We wish you all the best and you remain ever constant in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Bruce Christian, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital

By Bruce C. Christian on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:17 PM
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Thinking about Dr. Wilson's first patient that brought 10 family members with her to her appointment. Can you imagine the excitement and amazement of being able to see her baby! What a blessing. Thank you all for your hard work in God's name. Take care and watch out for those spiders.

Kim

By Kimberly Alcauter on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:57 PM
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Happy Hump Day! - Bazinga! Keep your shirt on Rudy:)
...prayers are with you all.
miss you

By Cardio Dept on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 1:36 PM
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COMPASSION, COMPASSION, COMPASSION...it's just everywhere with you guys!
This day indeed was beautiful!
Continually praying for you...

By Daniel Ocampo on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 2:02 PM
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hi you guys how are you kinsey sharon and collen weather here is 70 and sunny sorry we are sendingyo are love again has John sung yet I hope not lol and Lanny we miss you no room in the inn here labor and delivery is crazy no worries Bill how are you patients doing and Amand how is the translating goin and Rudy are you sending smiles to KInsey she is new kid on the block thank you all you all are amazing going to sit out in the sun now JOanne Payne

By joanne payne on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 2:29 PM
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Dear Colleen, Sharon, Kinsey, AnnMarie and Dr. Wilson,

I know how dedicated you all are but I hope you will have some fun time also learning "bachata'. Looking forward to see the entire OB team dancing in Salsa music. God bless and take care always...

By Riz D. Bangayan on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 3:35 PM
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Emily should have no issues with “Harry.” Considering she loves visiting spiderville, USA! Just ask her, she loves telling her spider(s) stories! Everyone stay safe and have fun, sounds like a blast!

By Matt Johnson on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 3:44 PM
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I would expect nothing less from Dr. Wilson and his group! He always brings a calming and nurturing spirit to anything he is involved in. Keep up the good work!

By Leslie Sleuwen on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 4:51 PM
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God Bless you all for taking on this Righteous work. I know you will stay strong and focused. All The Best!

By Herman McKenzie on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 4:51 PM
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Well done Emily, I can't wait to read tomorrow's post! The stories are a perfect dose of inspiration and pride to end the day.

What a joy to know that all of us at Adventist Midwest Health are being so well represented through your good work and your demonstration of Christ's love.

Tom

By Tom Williams on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 5:14 PM
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Dhena Stay Far away from the Spiders you no Donovan thinks if a Spider Bites you the you can become Spider Man...........

Love you Take Care

Ivan W

By Ivan Washington on   Wednesday, January 22, 2014 5:32 PM
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DHENA:
I CAN HEAR YOUR SCREAMS NOW WITH A MASCOT LIKE "HARRY" HANGING AROUND...AND YES, PLEASE FREEZE YOUR BAGS UPON RETURN! DONOVAN AS SPIDEY IS NO GOOD, I'M SURE AT HIS AGE HE IS ALREADY A HANDFUL.

DR. WILSON, WHAT A BLESSING YOU ARE TO THE PEOPLE YOU ARE EDUCATING AND TREATING AND I KNOW RUDY'S INFECTIOUS SMILE IS A HIT WITH ALL THE DOMINICANS.

JEN, I LOVE READING YOUR POSTS ON FACEBOOK AS WELL...BOB MARLEY, CARS AND MICHAEL JACKSON...WHO WOULD'VE THUNK IT.

HOPE EVERYONE IS ABLE TO REST...ALREADY 1,000 PATIENTS = ROCKSTARS!

I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING ABOUT THE NEXT MYSTERY YOU EMBRACE

By KATRINA O'CONNOR on   Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:00 AM
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So thankful you found the spider before it caught up with you!!! Amazing creatures--but not the preferred "pet" to have around for sure. I would rather pet my furry dog than a furry spider :) Blessings to each of you as you "extend the healing ministry of Christ"--you may be the only medical care many will experience for years to come. May God be with these precious patients and their families. Blessings and a safe trip to all (remember to soak up the warm weather before heading back to Chicagoland!!!)

By Chaplain Debbie Hill on   Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:23 PM
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Dear Sharon, Colleen and Dr. Wilson,
God bless all of you for the wonderful work you are doing. Please come home safely.

Hmmm! Spiders or frigid, bitter cold and snowy weather..........I'll take the cold and snow anytime. Thank you for the kind and loving care you are giving the people of the Dominican Republic.......You truly are angels! Love you guys!
Joyce

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