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Gift of Health Guatemala - May 2016 Blog


In order to document their medical mission this year in Guatemala, the Humanity First student volunteers at the University of Houston from Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) and Honors Biomedical Sciences groups will be updating a daily blog to share the experience of the student and medical volunteers during the Gift of Health mission. Humanity First volunteers will be relaying information and insight into the days ahead. Follow along below for exciting daily highlights, photos, and thoughts from the clinic!

Daily Updates: May 14 - 22, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2015: Tomorrow

Saturday, May 14, 2016: Welcome to Guatemala!

Sunday, May 15, 2016: We're excited. We're ready

Monday, May 16, 2016: No comprendo, pero disfruto

Tuesday, May 17, 2016: Another long, yet satisfying day

Wednesday, May 18, 2016: Fragmentation

Thursday, May 19, 2016: We’ve bonded. We’ve changed lives. We’ve persevered.

Friday, May 20, 2016: Crossroads

Saturday, May 21, 2016: Every end is a beginning

Sunday, May 22, 2016: Sun-kissed, volcano-riddled Guatemala

Post-Trip Reflection: Two different worlds on this planet


Daily Updates: May 21 - 29, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016: An open mind and heart to learn

Sunday, May 22, 2016: Experiencing History & Culture

Monday, May 23, 2016: First Day Experience

Tuesday, May 24, 2016: Don't Panic!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016: Light of Guatemala

Thursday, May 26: Alegre.

Saturday, May 28, 2016: Departing thoughts


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