My name is Nassrin and I am Dental Chair of Global Medical/Dental Brigades at the University of Arizona. This past week, March 11-17, my group and I traveled to San Lorenzo, Honduras. We served a total of 1,287 patients in a 4 day clinic. I am emailing to let GLOBAL BRIGADES HONDURAS know that we had the most amazing staff. For every single one of us, this was one of the best weeks of our lives.
Moises (our coordinator): He was such a welcoming, energetic, heart-warming, and most of all – inspiring leader. Moises always did his best to make sure we were comfortable and made sure to make us laugh at least once a day! He connected with every single one of us in one way or another by playing soccer with us, showing us his hidden talents (music), and helping us learn new skills. For example, he took the time to teach myself and other students how to take blood pressure one day. He showed great determination and work ethic 100% of the time! Not only is he a great leader, he is an amazing person, it was a blessing to have met such a strong and determined individual that has worked and continues to work with Global Brigades for so long.
Mario: Mario was such a team player! He put so much effort in helping us with our dental charla. At first, it was very challenging because only some of us speaks Spanish. However, he did his best to make sure everything we said was translated back to the kids. He danced, sang, and laughed with all of us during the charla! The Charla was a huge success and Mario played a huge part in that. With his positive and determined attitude, he helped make our dental charla even more interactive and effective for the kids.
Doctors: All of the doctors were phenomenal! Although, I am pre-dental rather than pre-med. I still felt a connection with each of the doctors because they put effort into getting to know each and every single one of us which meant a lot.
With that said, I am just amazed and astonished by this brigade. It was so organized, educational, eye-opening, and beyond what I expected. Each of the staff members went above and beyond to make this brigade as successful and enjoyable as it was. I felt a connection with every single staff member and I just wanted to thank them for that.
This brigade was honestly the best week of my life and I would not change a single thing from it and I strongly believe it had everything to do with the staff. Thank you to everyone for allowing our group to experience such a beautiful and life-changing period in our lives,