Mission Possible – The view as a Boardmember

This past February Bob (an Esperanca Boardmember) and Robin (his wife and Professional Photographer) boarded a flight for Managua on their way to Jinotega. They embarked on a journey to the villages with us to find more patients for our surgical program, for an upcoming mission here is some insight into what he and his wife experienced:

“Esperanca travels twice a year on a difficult, and risky trip into one of the most remote areas in Nicaragua to find patients for our plastic surgical missions. The only way to find these patients is to go to their villages. I sent a clip of a boy taking his grandmother off the boat. She is blind. As we launched on the first day, they had been waiting three days for a boat that would take them downstream where they would walk another three hours to their village. We gave them a ride.  In Siksayati, the farthest point of this mission, we transported a mother and her baby who had pneumonia, dropping them off in a larger village where the child could be given oxygen and antibiotics. On the final leg of our trip up Rio Coco, we brought a women and her infant, taking them to the hospital in Wiwili. These missions cost several thousand dollars per year, and would not happen without support from Esperanca/AVODEC.” Bob Craig – Esperanҫa Board Member


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