Stephanie Braun ~ Today was another day in the clinic! My favorite parts of the morning are watching all of the school kids run to school down the rocky/muddy hill. I got to help Dr. Mitchell again with giving suction. The young children who had to get their teeth pulled needed some real comfort, and I got to help do that. Through the pain we got to give out super cute hats and wooden trucks, which made them smile. One of the boys I know from last year took my phone and ran down into a classroom. When I finally received it back, it had a hilarious video of a group of students practicing a dance routine; it is super funny.
Lauren Buczkowski ~ We had to be at the clinic at 8 am this morning. Although it is early, walking to the clinic is my favorite part of the day because the school kids are all running down the mountain to get to school on time. It amazes me how clean the kids’ uniforms are. The girls have their hair done up in bows, and the boys all have on their fresh kicks. As the day progressed, we spent many hours in the clinic. Again, the children were super cute and strong all day.
Erika Simonds ~ We had a busy clinic day today! We did another round of fluoride for one of the younger classes at the school. As usual, we spent most of the day cleaning the school kids’ teeth and ended the day with extractions. It’s always sad when a little one has to get an extraction, but one of our doctors, Dr. Pascal, is amazing at comforting them. We had mini dance parties with the kids while they were waiting to keep their minds off the dentist! It’s been raining the past two days, so it’s pretty chilly right now. We had delicious cookies that taste like elephant ears to celebrate the end of a long day.
Izzy Babkowski ~ Another busy day at the clinic! We started at 8am and didn’t leave until 7pm! Going to Haiti is definitely not a vacation, but it feels great being here and knowing we are making a difference. Today I mostly worked in the sterilization area and prepared trays for the dentists. I was also able to help teach a class of children how to brush their teeth, and then I put a fluoride treatment on their teeth. The kids here are well behaved and most of them aren’t scared of a stranger sticking their fingers in their mouth! We have music playing in the clinic all day to keep us going, and so many of the kids waiting for fillings dance in line, so cute!! After the long day we got home to a delicious meal and even got cookies for dessert! Looking forward to the last two days of clinic!