| Posted On Jun 17, 2015 | By:

My Humanitarian Mission to the Brazilian Amazon

My uncle, who is also an ophthalmologist, frequently goes on humanitarian missions. He told me about a trip he was taking to the Brazilian Amazon, and I was so inspired that I decided I would join him. The mission was coordinated through the Federal University of Amazonas headquartered in Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas, on the banks of the Negro River in northern Brazil. Our medical team included me, my uncle,

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| Posted On May 05, 2015 | By:

Our Medical Mission to Haiti

A few months ago, I was fortunate to travel to Haiti for a week as part of a medical team, specifically to the city of Leogane, the epicenter of the 2010 earthquake. I remember being haunted by the news images of the unimaginable devastation and human misery that hit Haiti and the subsequent cholera epidemic that followed. Located only a few hundred miles off the US coast, Haiti still struggles with high rates of infectious disease,

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| Posted On Aug 07, 2013 | By:

My Family Vacation to Ecuador

To most, a week in Ecuador may mean a terrific vacation filled with beaches, spas, zip lining and other tourist attractions.  My trip to Ecuador was also a truly wonderful and memorable experience, but not quite the same as most.  My trip was a “family vacation,” but we certainly were not a typical tourist family. My son, who is an engineer, and I used our time off to volunteer, and in a most unlikely vacation spot.

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