• Belmopan, Belize •
Elise is no average girl. Brought to the children’s home at the age of five, she was a carer of two siblings through her nights on the streets, had always been a fighter and a leader, and is now a pattern for many at her home.
She also wants to be a doctor when she grows up and is already a highly skilled blood pressure taker.
• Santa Elena, Belize •
One of our tasks was to visit the residents in Western Belize. While our purpose was to conduct epidemiologic study and to raise disease awareness, it was just a pleasure getting to know the community.
Also, we made sure to always take time to admire the pet turkeys.
Now that Gabriel, Juan, Angelica, and Alejandra
have been properly introduced,
it’s time to say goodbye.
But I hope you won’t forget us,
nor the other kids at the children’s homes,
but that you will keep us in your thoughts and prayers
as we continue on this journey called life.
Finally, meet Alejandra.
She sings in Quechua, has a beautiful voice,
and most likely will become the next Renata Flores.
But most importantly, green apple dum dums are her favorite.
Continue reading “Alejandra.”
A moment in the operating room.
Back at the children’s home, Gabriel was quite the fighter.
He and his twin sister had been found beside a river.
He made it, but tragically his sister didn’t.
As a volunteer, Puppydoc made it one of her duties
to make all the little people smile.
Sometimes it worked.
Sometimes…not so much.