In less than a week, I head out to Paraguay, with Operation Smile, to go on my first medical mission as a volunteer. What will I be doing?
• playing, dancing, blowing bubbles and doing art projects with children as they go from medical screening all the way through to their surgery and recovery.
• Overseeing American high schoolers teaching parents and children health modules.
• Assisting medical volunteers in Pre Op, the OR, Recovery and Post Op.
• Holding babies in recovery and bringing them from post op to the waiting arms of their parents.
I am bringing 2 great big suitcases filled with art supplies, toys and clothes! Click if you are able to help offset some of the costs of this adventure. I would be very grateful.