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Your team completed their work and spent the day relaxing at Playa Manuel Antonio (Manuel Antonio Beach). The team members are packing up and will be flying home shortly. On Wednesday August 30 at 7pm in Nadeau Hall the team will be sharing photos, personal experiences and answering question. We look forward to seeing you there!
Final day of Clinic
They team awoke to an uncharacteristically cool morning today and arrived at the FIMRC clinic after a short ride well before 9am. This was a bitter sweet morning as everyone realized that this will be the last time we will see our clinic hosts, patients, and children at the orphanage. Many of the volunteers have gotten close to their new friends in Costa Rica and saying goodbye will be difficult.
Day 6: Third day of Clinic
The team awoke to another hot and humid day in Costa Rica and arrived at the FIMRC clinic at around 9:30AM. The entire team spent the morning at a center for adults with disabilities and the journal entry of team member Jessicca Girsa sums up the morning well:
“Working with young adults with disabilities has been truly amazing. They show so much gratitude for the smallest actions. At the clinic today we taught health education, participated in musical therapy, and relaxation techniques. We all shared one word that came to mind after our experience today. An example of many words shared are peace, friendship, together, happiness, love, and relaxation. Together we can make a difference, stay humble!”
Day 5: Second day of Clinic
Today the students saw more patients honing their skills at taking vitals identifying several cases of hypertension and experienced the urgency of getting an infant with breathing issues quickly through intake and to the medical practitioner for immediate treatment.
First day of clinic: The team arrived at the Volunteer Coordinator at 730am for a briefing, after which the team boarded a bus that would take them to the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) clinic in Alajuelita. Once at the clinic the team received a briefing and tour of the clinic after which they were broken down into 4 groups.
Excursion day: The team arrived at the La Fortuna Waterfall at 9:30am and promptly walked down the hundreds of steps to reach the base. After soaking in the scenery, the team began the long arduous task of climbing the countless flights of steps that would return them to the top.
Day two wrapped up travel for the majority of the team. The remaining three will arrive later this evening. Your team has settled in with their host families, received their volunteer orientations, and, have refreshed after a long travel day.
Travel Day: UMFK PIR Costa Rica Mission