SRW Makes It

Sharing Moments from a Life-Changing
Medical Mission in Honduras

by Heather Lyn Mann

"OK, can I see you walk now?" asks Dr. Mann. A translator repeats the question to a mom and daughter, who lock eyes. After more words of encouragement, the child stands and takes several tentative steps.

I'm watching and the gate looks painful. The effort and discomfort must separate the girl from her playmates. Untreated, in the future it will likely continue to prove trouble, depriving her of potential dates and obstructing employment. But this, of course, is why the mom and daughter pair spent ten hours crossing the Honduran landscape on multiple busses only to wait an additional eleven hours outside the clinic. Mother and child hope the US medical team will give the girl a normal life...

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Dave and Heather Mann

My First Year
(A Volunteer's Experience)

by Jennifer Rizzo

I recently returned from my first medical mission trip with Sharing Resources Worldwide. Over the past few years, I had classified a medical mission trip as a "bucket list" item. It was something that I knew I wanted to experience and learn from. But, and I cannot stress this enough, it became SO MUCH MORE! Now that I have done it once, I feel like I have the "itch" ... as in, I want to make this a normal part of my life. Even though I was tired from a stretch of long days, I left with an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and feelings of gratitude, pride, and empathy along with a whole other slew of emotions. I developed a sense of camaraderie with this group who, other than two people, I had never even met before shaking hands at the airport. As a "newbie," I was welcomed with open arms, mentored, and guided into what would be my role as a circulating nurse in the OR...

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