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By Rich Lopez Visit his blog on The Daily Camera February 7, 2010: It’s a snowy Superbowl Sunday. Last year I was flying to Mante during the game and didn’t learn the final score until hours after the final gun. This year Jeannie is in her studio, mounting, framing and packing the last of the […]

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By Rich Lopez Visit his blog on The Daily Camera The energy is starting to swell as we gear up for the Mante Mexico trip. Swell is an understatement because this trip is uniquely unique. Next month will mark the 20th anniversary of the Boulder Mante Medical Mission and the 10th anniversary of the Boulder-Mante […]

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Friday blends into Saturday.  It went like this.  Clinic-inventory-packing-swimming-eating-dancing-snoozing-busing-flying-arriving in 30 hours.  Sound tiring?  It was. The morning started the final day of the clinic. Patients had their last chance to see the “gringo doctors.”  While the docs were seeing patients, I worked with a team of nursing students, counting, grouping, boxing and labeling supplies […]

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Friday blends into Saturday.  It went like this.  Clinic-inventory-packing-swimming-eating-dancing-snoozing-busing-flying-arriving in 30 hours.  Sound tiring?  It was. The morning started the final day of the clinic. Patients had their last chance to see the “gringo doctors.”  While the docs were seeing patients, I worked with a team of nursing students, counting, grouping, boxing and labeling supplies […]

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Where ever there is a crowd of people there are resourceful people.  The BCH Medical Mission attracts thousands of people and it is not surprises that food vendors circulate through the crowds, selling cokes, and other items to eat while they pass the hours long waits for their opportunity to see a “gringo doctor.”    I’ve […]

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Wednesday, “Hump Day” means we’re half way through the 19th BCH Medical Mission.  After the morning meeting, Anne asked me to work in the pharmacy to fill in for Marjorie Hutchings.  Marjorie is a member of the BCH Auxiliary and wanted to see her friend, Charlie Jones, in surgery.  My job was to assist our […]

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Each morning the clinic team leader Anne conducts a staff meeting. This follows an earlier education session for the student nurses.  The team realizes that their impact will be greater if they can provide more information on common medical issues and do so each morning. Each morning the clinic team leader Anne conducts a staff […]

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Flying during the Super Bowl in a commercial jet with only 14 passengers is peaceful.  One can only imagine what is taking place in bars, homes throughout the world.  I’m arriving late to El Mante, Boulder’s Sister City in the State of Taumaulipas Mexico. [Pilot: we’ll be taking off in a few minutes, score is […]

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