We’ve all been here about a week now and crammed in a month’s worth of activities.
I finished my first night shift at the hospital. Our patient did well and was so appreciative we came to Rwanda. I am constantly reminded of how much we have as I learn to save and reuse everything.
This week is also sobering because it is the 14th anniversary of the genocide. This next week is a week of remembrance for the Rwandan people. We visited the genocide museum and heard heart-wrenching stories of violence and loss. We stood next to local Rwandans who were crying over mass graves and touching photos of lost loved ones.
Yesterday we visited an orphanage and chatted with kids orphaned by the genocide and AIDS epidemic and gave them small gifts. We all look forward to a productive week at the hospital.
Above, Rhonda Martin with patient Joseph in the ICU.