Last year, Nancimi was one of our busiest and most challenging clinics, so this year the entire team converged on the clinic once again.
We were able to treat over 200 patients, mostly women and children, and even had the chance to connect with patients from previous trips. One such patient was a 10 year old girl we first met when she was 7. Our psychologist Martis had met with her about some severe difficulties in concentration and focus. She was advised to try cognitive exercises and given a referral to a neurologist. We were happy to follow up with her today and discover that her symptoms had vastly improved and the neurology consult was never needed!
A few kids showed up in their school uniforms, which stood out amid the frenzy of activity around us. A beautiful lady with a young soul and a warm smile lifted the spirit of the entire team. Even though she ended up requiring an injection of antibiotics, she took it without batting an eye and stayed to converse with just about every member of the team.
After our clinic day was complete, the team headed back to the FIMRC headquarters to begin tackling our special project of the week: GivingMore Clean Water to Nicaragua. Thanks to the generous contributions of our donors, and through our partnership with WATERisLIFE, we acquired a hundred water filtration systems for families in need and began assembling them one-by-one. Our hope is that by providing these systems to people with little or no access to clean drinking water, we can address the source of many health issues we encounter while in clinic such as intestinal parasites and malnutrition.
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