Day 10: Lesbos, Greece

By | 2018-02-03T04:55:18+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Lesbos, refugee|

Today we are all tired but we showed up and saw 48 patients. One young woman from Cameroon, beautiful 20 year old, said she was 2 months pregnant. She complained of her breasts hurting, vomiting and acid reflux. I told her that was part of being pregnant, sadly she is alone. Has been at the camp [...]

Thank you for your donations!

By | 2018-02-02T04:45:55+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: donation, Lesbos, refugee|

To all who donated, thank you! We were able to buy these medicines - enough for 5 more days. We have ordered some more z packs for pneumonia and we are good. Thank you from all our refugee friends from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Sudan, Egypt, Pakistan, Cameroon, Congo, Mali, Eritrea, Sri Lanka. If you'd [...]

Day 3: Lesbos, Greece

By | 2018-02-02T02:15:06+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Lesbos, refugee|

Today went rather smoothly. We decided to limit our visit and saw 40 patients. Spending more time with each, Karen was able to do massage for some who were injured in bomb blasts and Mark did some acupuncture for stress and ptsd. Many just had colds and sinus issues - we gave them Tylenol, tissues and [...]

Day 1: Lesbos, Greece

By | 2018-02-02T02:15:25+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Lesbos, refugee|

We learned a lot our first day here and learned there is much to unravel ahead to understand the complexity of it all. Maneuvered the flight, upgrading to a van, visit to the local police station to register, met up with Omar in the morning and drove to Skila in the north. Our discussions with Omar [...]

On Our Way to Lesbos

By | 2018-02-01T07:10:14+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Lesbos, refugee|

Arrived in Athens - great seamless flight. Found Tama easily awaiting final team member from Istanbul. We leave at 5 am tomorrow for Lesbos. Word is many more refugees arriving due to Turkey / Syria escalation. We are carrying 300 lbs medical supplies and donations of new underwear and warm clothes. Drinking homemade wine, eating oranges [...]