Clinic Blog: 2011 Mexico Clinic Blog
May 26, 2011
OneSight Day 3: 1,264 patients celebrated with Mexican food!
Greetings from Puebla!
The long hours and the hard work from yesterday didn´t affect the energy or enthusiasm of the team: by 7.30 am we were all on the road and READY!
Clinic opened sharply at 8.30 am, and the flow of patient came in steady all the day long. Overall by 5 pm we were able to take care of all the patients scheduled for today, 1,264! The entire team is getting mor e and mroe familiar with the different areas of the clinic, the different duties... and also our understanding of Spanish improved a lot! Many of us were able to interact with patients without a full-time intepreter.Definately a satisfaction for us, but also a key step to really bring the interaction with patients on a more human level
By talking to them we also got to know them, and learned a bit about them and their lifes. You can go to the picture gallery meet Silvia, Francisco, Angeles, ..and many others. Unfortunately we do not have the space to tell you about them: to share with you that Rosalina will her new glasses to embroider (her favourite hobby!), while Lucia told me she was sad she couldnt read the Bible anymore...A different patient, Paola, donated her old glasses (i think this is a first!!) after receiving a new, best suited pair for her vision. But they were not only thinking about themselves, but inquired about the clinic open hours as they wanted to send in friends and family as well.
At the end of the day, nothing better than a typical Mexican food: we went to the Hotel Coloniale, in the historical center fo Puebla. The typical dish is the mole poblano, a bean based sauce.
Most of the team is not sleeping...time to recover the energies for another long day. And tomorrow, will be a special one: we will infact welcome more than 1,000 kids (8-12 years old) from 23 local schools.
Stay tuned... the best has yet to come!