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.
An umbilical hernia.
This photo didn't come out well, but it's a suitcase full of narcotics...the pharmacy.
View of the clinic from the roof of the guest house.
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.
And here she is sleeping peacefully post-op.
Me and dad.
Cosina, one of my favorite patients. This was after his operation...he was always just smiling and hanging out.
His hernia was repaired. Here he is after the operation, enjoying his lollipop.
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.
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.