What can I say? I can't describe how wonderful I feel to have been part of such a magnificent accomplishment. The chemistry between the group; whenever we got together for dinner was like a huge family. We were sharing dishes, trading barbs and just being loud and comfortable with each other. You had your jokester, big brother, big sister, mother figure and siblings. I truly feel like each member of the group took me under their wing. I have learned important rules of the OR, basic OR instruments and how an OR works with such a fast pace. I've never thought I would have full access to the OR, PACU (recovery room), Ward, and Dr. Martin’s therapy office. Prior to the trip I thought that I was simply going to be an interpreter. But I was treated as so much more than that.
I am delighted to know that somehow I was a part of this awesome team, and I welcome another opportunity to be part of another Interplast trip because I saw with my own eyes how deeply the children’s lives are affected. I wish I could stay and mingle with the locals and the group tomorrow at the party but my plane ticket says otherwise. I’m sure that they will be having a great time, and I will miss them a lot. I am happy to say that I now know that there are people in this small world who genuinely care deeply about those less fortunate than themselves.