Tuesday, April 8, 2008

From Leslie Sabatino, RN, clinical coordinator

Today is Tuesday, and the fifth patient just got his breathing tube out. His first words were “thank you.” Talk about bringing someone to tears! The patients are so appreciative.

I as well am so thankful to be able to work with such a wonderful group of professionals and friends. When we get home, the real impact of what we have all done will hit us like a ton of bricks. We have created a ripple effect in that saving the lives we have will help save families. Our patients are from various areas of Rwanda, so we can truly say we helped the people of this country.

I am so truly honored to be able to help the wonderful citizens of Rwanda with all the selfless people involved in Team Heart—from the kind woman who washed the floor between cases to the volunteer helpers in Boston to every member. You are all awesome!
Above, Leslie Sabatino with patient Alice.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Leslie you make us proud.....all of your hard work is paying off. looking forward to your return...I miss your smiling face...linda

Lisa Masiello said...

Leslie- I'm really enjoying the blogs, the smiles on the patients faces say it all! We are so proud of the work you and the rest of the team are doing!

Anonymous said...

Les,
We love reading the blog's... The happiness in your patients eyes and yours says it all. What an amazing feeling it must be to give people hope.
We are so proud of you and all the teams hard work....

XO The Miner Crew XO