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Review for MISSION DOCTORS ASSOCIATION, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the opportunity to interview Mission Doctors in three very unique and challenging countries; Peru, Cameroon, and Uganda. As a journalist, sitting down to interview the doctors that chose to serve with Mission Doctors, is both refreshing and eye-opening. It doesn't matter what country I am in, or who the doctor is I am interviewing, they all have one job, patient care. Mission Doctors answer a higher calling to take care of the sick, save lives, and leave the world better than they found it. As a local television news reporter my job is to report the truth, cover the world through the eyes of others, and give the viewers the purest most honest insight into what I see through my camera lens. Words are extremely important, but without the compassion and caring of these doctors, I would have a blank page. I've learned through my travels volunteering with Mission Doctors that there really aren't enough words to described the work they do. Watching the doctors work, in sometimes extreme conditions, in the most rural parts of the globe, has not only inspired me to be a better person; but a better journalist. In Uganda, Dr. Lou Coda and his daughter Dr. Clare Coda worked from sun up to sun down to try and save the lives of two premature babies born on May 24th. The father daughter team worked side by side in a cramped, hot nursery doing everything they could to save the set of twins, a boy and a girl. In Cameroon, I listened in amazement as Dr. Jim Hake recited, almost by memory, the patient care he gave to a sick woman he treated nearly a decade ago. And, in Peru I watched as husband and wife doctor team Brian Medernach and Toni Lullo took turns running to the hospital in the middle of the night to save a life that was just brought in nearly eight hours away by canoe. Mission Doctors does so much, that most of us never see, They are dedicated to their mission and the non-profit is growing and could use all the help they can get. I couldn't imagine a better way, as a journalist, to donate my time to raise more awareness about this Catholic non-profit that has impacted my life in a way I could’ve never imagined. Cheers, keep up the good work! Mike Paluska
Attached is a report from the Centro de Salud in Santa Clotilde, Peru

Role:  Volunteer