October 10, 2012
As a health care administrator, I was shocked when I heard about patients sharing beds and having no privacy. We were able to ship hospital beds, privacy curtains and an ambulance assist this struggling hospital. We were also able to send a group of paramedics to provide training to local volunteers. Our small group continues to offer limited health care to a small mountain village once a year. We learned from one of the women from this village, who was visiting our group, that she needed a surgical mesh to repair an abdominal hernia that could become life threatening. In order for her to have the surgery, she had to provide the mesh. We were able to obtain the mesh from one of the local hospitals and she was able to have the surgery when she returned to Nicaragua. Several retired teachers have organized a scholarship fund to provide educational opportunities to children from this mountain village. A few students have pursued training in nursing after graduating from high school. My wife has been treasurer of our group since it's inception in 1992. We both continue to be highly supportive of Wisconsin Nicaragua Partners and have met many wonderful people from this country over the years.
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