Our blue school bus...transport from the airport in Santo Domingo to Banica in the Dominican Republic.
The accommodations in Banica.
Packing the trucks for the trek across the Haitian border.
Me, with Dr. Highfill, Dr. Pfeffer, Dr. Gonzales.
Bouncing along the road.
Crossing the river that divides the DR and Haiti.
The Haitian landscape...pretty barren.
These were the typical villages and buildings that we passed on our way to Thomassique.
These colorful houses were built by a non-profit that develops communities in the developing world.
Finally, after two bumpy hours, we arrive at the clinic.
The "waiting room" in front of the clinic.
Inside the clinic.
The suitcase pharmacy.
The 6 month old baby with the hemangioma on her neck.
Her hemangioma was removed.
And here she is sleeping peacefully post-op.
An umbilical hernia.
His hernia was repaired. Here he is after the operation, enjoying his lollipop.
View of the clinic from the roof of the staff house.
A big ol' hernia.
The side entrance of the clinic, where there was always a massive group of people waiting to be seen or to see their family.
Kim starts an IV, while patients wait in our pre-op area.
"The Center for Scrotal Excellence"
(hernial protrusion of brain substance through an opening of the skull).
Me and dad.
Cosina, one of my favorite patients. This was after his operation...he was always just smiling and hanging out.
The man we fondly called "Birdcage".
Birdcage no more...the removed tissue is in that tub.
He's on Vicodin, but he looked great after his operation.
Newborn baby! She did need to be resuscitated.
Everyone cheered when she started crying. An awesome moment.
Me in front of the clinic, on my way to check out the town of Thomassique with my father.
Haitian ambulances parked out front of the clinic.
The town square.
Inside the church. By far, the nicest building in the town.
Kids in their school uniforms lined up around the square.
Our fantastic team of translators.
I was moving up in the world...first assistant to my father on his final operation of the trip (a hydrocele).
Dressing change while the patient was astride his donkey.
Me and dad, as we pack up to leave Thomassique.
Back in Santo Domingo, out of scrubs and out on the town.
One of the multiple locations where Christopher Columbus is allegedly buried.
First street in Santo Domingo.
That's it. An amazing trip, from start to finish.