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Monthly Archive for February, 2010

By Rich Lopez Visit his blog on The Daily Camera February 14, 2010: “You are what you eat.” Many of us have heard this expression and it is true in Boulder and in Mante. That is why Elizabeth, a dietician, is an important resource at the Clinic. During intake, we hear similar stories about intestinal […]

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By Rich Lopez Visit his blog on The Daily Camera February 13, 2010: Tomorrow is Valentines Day, the day of love and lovers. Although Valentines Day originated in the US, its popularity knows no bounds. This day is alive and well in Mante. On Saturday, the Clinic opened for patients on a sunny day. Most […]

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By Jean Bedell Read more posts by Jean BIEN VENIDO…WELCOME… to Cd. Mante, and to the 12th year of the FULL MANTE. What is new and different this year? There are fewer of us, totaling about 90 folks. This is due mainly because the EYE TEAM has not come. That means no cataracts, no pterygiums, […]

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By Jean Bedell Read more posts by Jean Can it be that ‘2010` has more than one meaning? Indeed it can. It was 20 years ago (1990) that the first group of health care workers traveled to Mante, Mexico. At that time, we were a group of 24 doctors, nurses and ancillary personnel who accepted […]

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At time when U.S. health care has been the topic of newspapers across the country, there is another activity that continues quietly. This year marks the 20th time that physicians, nurses, technicians and volunteers travel to Mante, Mexico, at their own expense, to provide free medical care to poor and unemployed citizens. Last year the team, lead by Mike Moran from Boulder Community Hospital, saw 5,000 clinic patients; performed 257 eye surgeries and 263 surgical procedures. The team received more “thanks” in a week than anyone could imagine.

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Hangin in Mante

By Rich Lopez Visit his blog on The Daily Camera February 12, 2010: Team members gather in the lobby of the Hotel Monterey for coffee, jugo and conversation. The first day of unpacking the supply trailer and warehouse we well. Today the hospital and clinic teams will clean and arrange table, tools, and supplies in […]

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By Rich Lopez Visit his blog on The Daily Camera February 11, 2010: Travel is demanding. It looks like the “art show” will fit in our bags. The kites are another matter. Now to add some background music, Peter Kater (former Boulderite) and Cirque de Soleil (international), should do the trick. Traveling through security with […]

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By Rich Lopez Visit his blog on The Daily Camera February 10, 2010: The Boulder Community Hospital Mante Medical Mission starts today. The first teams flies to Tampico Mexico this morning. We fly in mulitple groups because the Tampico airport cannot accomodate large jets. This transit bottleneck is a minor challenge, but means some team […]

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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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