Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Whole Team is Here

     Today the entire Operation Walk Boston team arrived in Santo Domingo. With many smiling faces, both new and old we made our way through the Capitol to our base of operations.
     We just finished a lovely dinner where we heard updates from Dr. Thornhill, Dr. Ellen Fitzpatrick, Dr. Mercedes Concepcion, Paul Laemmle, Barb Aggrouras, and of course Roya Ghazinouri. We had many new members to introduce from all facets of the mission.  Highlighting some of the changes was the promotion of Jessica Glennon to our Nurse in Charge. She will be responsible for the flow of the patients to and from the Operating Room as well as coordinating patient care. Debbie Pitts was again recognized by Dr. Thornhill for her untiring efforts to ensure that all of the cargo and appropriate implants are in place and ready to go tomorrow. It was truly wonderful to see so many people happily coming together for a greater good. The energy and enthusiasm in the room was palpable.
     We have an incredibly ambitious schedule this week but we are all looking forward to the challenge. Over the course of this weeks mission we hope to highlight specific departments, sharing the details of just how much time, effort, and enthusiasm went into their work in order to make this year even better than the last. Looking forward to tomorrow!

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