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Dominican Republic with Operation Smile

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Tomorrow (Saturday)  I am off to Haiti. I am excited and nervous. I do not know what my internet situation will be so I will post if I can. If not, I’ll post when I get home.

Thursday: Visit to an AIDS orphanage:

Wednesday: Surgery Day Three:

Tuesday: Surgery Day Two

Volunteers and patients:

Monday: Surgery Day One:

Moms and babes in post op:

Saturday afternoon I did some sightseeing in the Zona Colonial with a handful of Mission team mates. Sunday was a “Team Day” aka. a  day off together. We all went to Juan Dolio Beach. Tomorrow starts Day One of surgery. We have to be downstairs at 6:00 am Gulp!

View from the taxi on the way to the Zona Colonial, the area first settled by those that followed Christopher Columbus and where he lived in the New World.

Parque Colon

Dancers. This woman is dancing on top of a bottle.

Juan Dolio Beach.

Saturday was “set up day” in the OR but I was mostly with families who were learning if their child was cleared for surgery. There was also some more screening happening. Lots of moms happy to learn their child was going to get their surgery.

Friday was Day Two of screening:

Thursday was Day One of screening:

Saw the oil spill from the airplane today.

Operation Smile screening starts early tomorrow morning.

Written by Jessica Brandi Lifland

June 16, 2010 at 8:30 pm

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  1. I am a friend of Kim Garrity’s.
    One of your pictures was on Kim’s Facebook, and I went ahead and looked at the rest of the pictures.
    They are wonderful pictures. You really capture the reason you are all there.

    Thank you, Lindsey O’Leary

    Lindsey O'Leary

    June 25, 2010 at 9:25 pm

  2. Ashley Gray is my daughter inlaw…you guys are wonderful and the photos are so inspiring…the work you do must be so rewarding. God bless.


    June 26, 2010 at 7:37 am

  3. Beautiful! Thank you.

    Anne Masterson

    June 26, 2010 at 8:28 am

  4. sorprendentes fotos…

    i hope everything is runnig ok in haiti…
    take care…



    June 28, 2010 at 7:43 am

  5. We should all be blessed by all the people wo are so wonderful to share so much of themselves. thank youfor sharing your talents.
    i am Erin’s Mom and can’t tell you how proud of her we are!
    God Bless

    Patt Clancy

    June 28, 2010 at 11:44 am

  6. Jessica!
    Hope you’re doing well. The pictures are AMAZING!!!

    Jeesun Nam

    June 29, 2010 at 10:46 pm

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