Archive for October, 2021

Vignette No. 1

Friday, October 29th, 2021 |

When George came in to the clinic, he was looking for a second opinion. The day before, a battery had exploded in front of him, damaging his eyes and causing vision loss in one eye. He had gone to the public emergency room and been told he was unlikely to regain his vision. That wasn’t […]

The Truth of the Matter

Thursday, October 14th, 2021 |

In my first post I mentioned that the clinic provides care regardless of someone’s ability to pay. That sounds lovely, doesn’t it? But it has a much greater impact than you might think.   Healthcare in Honduras isn’t like it is in the States. No surprise there, I’m sure. But in Honduras there aren’t EMTALA […]

Something’s Bugging Me

Monday, October 11th, 2021 |

Before I go too much farther in this blog, I want to take a moment to discuss something about travel. Traveling to new countries and climates can ask a lot of you, as you adjust and adapt to new situations. Sometimes you find that you need to accept the inevitable, some aspect of life in […]

Just Your Average Day…

Saturday, October 9th, 2021 |

Clinic days had a nice routine to them.  My roommate Heidy and I would get picked up by Martha in one of the clinic’s bright orange vans.  If I was the first to notice Martha’s arrival, sometimes I would just announce it with the word “Naranja!” (“Orange” in Spanish).  Martha would always greet us with […]

Setting the Stage

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 |

Hello everyone, and welcome to my Roatán blog! I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and let you know how things are going to go on this blog. Full disclosure, most of this will be written after my trip is over, and because of that I’m going to format it a bit differently. […]