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“I have nothing but superlatives about our recent trip. (My wife) and I worked incredibly hard, but for me, it was a labor of love.” – Dan Federman, MD

 

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“I, for one, really appreciated working with the local doctor and dentist. She really appreciated the help and looked to us for guidance on tough cases.” – Dan Federman, MD

 

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“We have established a wonderful and collaborative relationship working side by side. I taught her how to do injections of joints, proper use of antibiotics, and some other things. She in turn, has taught me some herbal remedies when traditional meds are not available. We both like and trust each other. She was able to help us navigate the Honduran medical system when we had patients who needed referral, and was able to follow-up with patients who needed prompt follow-up in the weeks after we left.” – Dan Federman on working with the local health promoter, Gloria, in La Florida

 

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“It is clear that we were incredibly welcomed. The mayor put on a public ceremony, complete with dancers, to thank us and give us certificates of appreciation.” – Dan Federman

 

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“La Florida trip was far superior in cost effectiveness and in our ability to make a difference, with goals of a sustainable change instead of a “hit and run” approach.” – Grace Federman, MD

 

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“Jennifer arranged a nice meeting of about 30-40 local health care promoters from the area. It would be great to go back and have some additional time to do even more formal teaching to them since they are out in even more remote areas.” – Grace Federman, MD

 

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“Knowing that there is little they can control in government assistance, they are taking a pro-active stance in turning more to prevention and plant-based remedies. ” – Jen Smith & Terence Noonan, trip leaders on the La Florida community

 

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“We are the only NGO offering health services in this region. There are others, doing important work, but not in the health field.”– Jen Smith & Terence Noonan on the La Florida community

 

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“We feel strongly that it is time to evolve into a more sustainable method of delivering health care, by working closely with those who are charged with caring for their communities and do so with so little from their government. It is very difficult to provide care when there is no medicine, no labs for testing, with a paucity of equipment. They are as professional, as kind, as caring and as proficient as our own staff. Together we are far more efficient, and together we can make a more enduring difference in their community. “- Jen Smith & Terence Noonan on the La Florida community

 

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“Before flying into Tegucigalpa, I was hesitant about whether or not an American medical trip to a remote village in Honduras would be more than just a band-aid, temporarily hiding the deeper issues within the community. Thankfully, our team did much more than that by creating relationships and building connections with the Opatoro community. ” -Sabine Shaughnessy, medical asst/translator

 

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“Thankfully, our trip to Opatoro does show potential for long-term change. Jennifer and Terence’s organizational efforts and Opatoro health promoters’ willingness to collaborate with us created a strong foundation to address the systemic issues in the community.”-Sabine Shaughnessy, medical asst/translator

 

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“Looking back on the trip, what resonates the most in my mind was the spirit and general mindset of the team members; a mindset characterized by solidarity with rather than charity for the Lencan people with whom we had the honor of working so closely.”-Jordan Shaughnessy, LICSW

 

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