“The trip to Christmas Island was phenomenal. The fact that we were able to see 700+ patients in essentially five days was, none the less, quite an undertaking.
Our team worked well together and we had tons of fun getting to know one another.
I think the best part of the trip was the last day we were there. We all considered it our “light day,” we only had 95 patients!
At the end of that day we were able to sit down and see who “won the lottery”… a life-saving trip to Texas for surgery.
It was great also to see our old patients who came to Dallas for their procedures in 2009. They all looked fantastic and you could tell they felt great as well.
It is very rewarding to know that my insignificant participation in Pacific Islands Medical Aid can improve the quality of life and bring true happiness to so many.
I can’t wait for my next trip! There is still so much to do…. The numbness in my left hand has finally gone away ( too many echos) and Dr. Fyfe’s hearing has come back (stethoscope in his ears too long).
It was great.