Beverly Kent, September 29
On Saturday after making rounds, we went on a long road trip to Segou, a town north of Bamako along the Niger River. The village tribesmen were fishermen and we were able to see how they lived in their adobe huts. The children ran around playing while the women were busy preparing meals. The open fires everywhere were an indication of why we see so many burn contractures on the children who come to us for surgery. Marshall was the big hit with the kids; everywhere he went happy, laughing children surrounded him. Their big smiles were contagious and we all delighted in their spirited play. After another long hot trip home, we fell into bed exhausted but happy with our day.