Day 8: Lesbos, Greece

By | 2018-02-02T02:14:25+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Lesbos, refugee|

A beautiful day , sunshine and warm weather finally. We hooked up with a pharmacy today that sold us most of the drugs we needed and ordered more for us. Thank you to those of you who have donated for the medications. They are really needed, we have been seeing a lot of pneumonia. We met [...]

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Thank you for your donations!

By | 2018-02-02T04:45:55+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: donation, Lesbos, refugee|

To all who donated, thank you! We were able to buy these medicines - enough for 5 more days. We have ordered some more z packs for pneumonia and we are good. Thank you from all our refugee friends from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Sudan, Egypt, Pakistan, Cameroon, Congo, Mali, Eritrea, Sri Lanka. If you'd [...]

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Day 7: Lesbos, Greece

By | 2018-02-02T02:14:45+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

We started earlier this morning because we wanted to go to the African tent before parking in our usual spot. We love the Africans, they are so friendly and polite. They patiently wait in line. Most are from the Congo, many from Cameroon. I don’t know what the political situation is in Cameroon but from the [...]

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Day 6: Lesbos, Greece

By | 2018-02-02T02:14:57+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Categories: Lesbos, refugee|

We were a bit slow to start this morning and when we arrived 30 min late we had people waiting. We were really happy to see the Africans waiting to see us. Most are from the Congo and Cameroon, some from Senegal, Eritrea, Gambia, and Sudan. Brian is fluent in French and they really liked [...]

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Day 3: Lesbos, Greece

By | 2018-02-02T02:15:06+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Lesbos, refugee|

Today went rather smoothly. We decided to limit our visit and saw 40 patients. Spending more time with each, Karen was able to do massage for some who were injured in bomb blasts and Mark did some acupuncture for stress and ptsd. Many just had colds and sinus issues - we gave them Tylenol, tissues and [...]

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Day 2: Lesbos, Greece

By | 2018-02-02T02:15:15+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Categories: Lesbos, refugee|

We met up with Omar this morning and he took us to see the Happy Family project - Wow - a great ngo based in Switzerland. They are trying to provide some normalcy to the refugees. They provide meals for up to 800 a day, they have a gym, a toddler play space, coffee/tea, a place [...]

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Day 1: Lesbos, Greece

By | 2018-02-02T02:15:25+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Lesbos, refugee|

We learned a lot our first day here and learned there is much to unravel ahead to understand the complexity of it all. Maneuvered the flight, upgrading to a van, visit to the local police station to register, met up with Omar in the morning and drove to Skila in the north. Our discussions with Omar [...]

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On Our Way to Lesbos

By | 2018-02-01T07:10:14+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Lesbos, refugee|

Arrived in Athens - great seamless flight. Found Tama easily awaiting final team member from Istanbul. We leave at 5 am tomorrow for Lesbos. Word is many more refugees arriving due to Turkey / Syria escalation. We are carrying 300 lbs medical supplies and donations of new underwear and warm clothes. Drinking homemade wine, eating oranges [...]

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