Monthly Archives: November 2013

Guest post from Lindsay Naylor, MS, CF-SLP

Lindsay Naylor, a recent Mercy alum, has traveled to Ghana to work with children with autism, and has lived in Costa Rica, where she learned to speak Spanish so beautifully. Here she shares the story of one client we saw … Continue reading

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She came all this way…

As I mentioned earlier, some babies we saw had very complicated health concerns, beyond what we were prepared to handle as a cleft team. What could be more difficult than turning a mother away? And yet, we sometimes must do … Continue reading

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Meet the team: Richard Schneider, RN

Richard Schneider, RN, worked as a nurse in the burn unit for many years, and has recently retired. In the past six months, Richard has been on six medical missions, including Peru (twice), Nepal, Colombia, and Vietnam. Speech language pathologists … Continue reading

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More Tuesday Feliz cumpleanos

Tuesday continued… We headed back to clinic with our laryngologist, Craig Zalvan, MD, a natural teacher and mentor for our students. A woman who had lost her voice was waiting to see us. Craig walked the students through the differential … Continue reading

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Meet the team: Ann Councill Brown

Ann is our administrator on this trip. She has been incredibly organized and unflappable, from the time we started planning the trip, on arrival and all throughout the week. It is far from an easy job to manage thirty volunteers … Continue reading

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Internet

The blog posts will continue…when I have reliable internet.

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Tuesday part one

Tuesday was Helen Buhler’s birthday and this blog post is based on her thoughts. She said: What better way to spend my birthday…the singing has not stopped. First I was serenaded on the morning bus ride, and then in the … Continue reading

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