The country is beautiful and reminded Matt a lot of his time in Brazil. It was lush, green, and beautiful. It is an extremely poor and impoverished country. The people are beautiful and very thankful for what help you can offer. These pictures broke my heart. The people live and survive any way that they can. They bathe in the streets, sell what they can at the markets, and do what they can to sustain themselves. Matt and the crew spent time in three different locations. They would transport all of their equipment and set up their operatives in the run down buildings that were arranged for them. The bottom right photo is of the restroom at the school. They were told that a local woman came and scrubbed for two hours to make it presentable for them. One day was designated just for children. When they arrived, there were over 1200 kids waiting for them. Parents were begging and pleading for their children to receive care. There was a lot of amazing procedures that were done. Because of the time constraints a lot of the focus was on pain control and aesthetics. There were people that had not smiled for years that had there teeth fixed and walked out with a beautiful new smile.
Before they left they were able to see the temple and the church were Christopher Columbus was buried for a time.
The doctors and students
It is uplifting to see such a group of men and women that are willing to use their skills to bless the lives of others. What a blessing to be able to serve and help those that can not help themselves.