Team Heart 2009

Team Heart 2009

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Message from Jennifer Neary

My apologies for the delay in writing. Sadly I am now back in the states and away from the patients and members of Team Heart. I departed Kigali on Tuesday evening, sad to be leaving, and was back to work

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From Lindsey Couture

I am sitting in the hospital as the ICU is starting to close down and reflecting on the past two weeks here in Rwanda. I joined team heart at the last minute, two weeks before they departed so I was

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From Prem Shekar, M.D.

We have arrived in Boston. It is 7pm EST. It has been a long 32-hour but fairly uneventful journey back to the US. Most of us are quite worn out. The only highlights of the return trip were the interactions

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From Smitha Philip, M.D.

Today is the first day after our last day of operations. What a week it has been! Drs. Bolman and Shekar have done what they do best and as it were done it both gracefully and cheerfully. Now, we’re in

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Message from Dr. Bolman

Today is our last day in the OR on our second year mission to Rwanda. The people have been most warm and welcome, and we all immediately felt right at home at King Faisal.   The patients have been much sicker

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From Sara Stankiewicz, RN

Greetings from the Team Heart Stepdown Unit! Today is the last day of surgery. We have successfully operated on 14 Rwandans, and there are currently 8 patients in the Step Down unit, which is keeping Marie, Kristen, Carol, Terry, Monica,

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From Brenda and Jane

Brigham and Women’s respiratory therapist have done a wonderful job in a sometime challenging setting. Although always with grace and a smile on their face. It is Brenda Graham’s second trip to Rwanda and Jane Bartholomew’s first. As we are

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From Meera Kotagal

Nearly a year ago, I left Rwanda after 10 months working in the Eastern Province for Partners In Health (PIH), with no idea of when I might make it back to this remarkable country.  But through Team Heart I was

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From Zara Cooper, M.D.

April 18, 2009 Greetings from the equator! Today is my last day here. The first group of us are heading home tonight and I for one am ambivalent about it. This has been an incredible experience and I am so

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