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August 24, 2017
Posted by: Duane Belanger

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!”

In the afternoon, the team switched locations but filled the same locations of registration, pharmacy, exam room and the children’s orphanage.  Lice removal continued in the orphanage along with health education and in the clinic the physician was very busy seeing patients presenting for yeast infections, urinary tract infections, well child visits, skin conditions and various joints and muscular issues.

The team ended the day wishing Professor Phillips a very happy birthday and returned to their host families at 10:15PM local time in Costa Rica.