Tuesday, April 8, 2008

From Rhonda Martin, RN, of the ICU

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.


Anonymous said...

Hi Rhonda
Great picture of you!!! doing great work for others as usual.
The stories are so beautiful and moving . You are all an inspiration to us here

We love you

Alex, Cathy and the Float Pool

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your achievements !!I can see that the patients are so grateful to you & the team...so very touching...Keep up the wonderful care !
The Dale Family XOXO

Anonymous said...

Dear Rhonda,
My Mom showed us on the "globe" where you are...Thanks for helping so many people...
We are watching -
love, Ryan and the Bro's

Anonymous said...

Rhonda and team heart..I have tears in mt eyes reading your stories keep up the great work ...You people are angels Joanne Ring float pool