About Valerie Hellermann

Valerie works endlessly toward her lifetime goal: To build a stronger, healthier, equitable and peaceful global community.

Day 13: Lesbos, Greece

By | 2018-02-06T00:38:28+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Categories: Lesbos, refugee|

Mark is recovering but still coughing and resting. Something we have noticed in ourselves and as a team is that we have experienced a shift, we are less raw, less emotional somehow coping with the constant state of heartbreak, the shock of the crisis. Being here witnessing and serving consumed us. We learned to maneuver ourselves [...]

Day 12: Lesbos, Greece

By | 2018-02-03T16:13:58+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Lesbos, refugee|

Our Dr. Mark is sick, coughing, cold, whatever. Virus the camp has he has. He had his face up close and personal with many a sick persons and he has succumbed. He is mega vitamin dosing and resting, his cough sounds terrible. Brian departed this morning for Athens - bye Brian!! We went back to the [...]

Day 10: Lesbos, Greece

By | 2018-02-03T04:55:18+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Lesbos, refugee|

Today we are all tired but we showed up and saw 48 patients. One young woman from Cameroon, beautiful 20 year old, said she was 2 months pregnant. She complained of her breasts hurting, vomiting and acid reflux. I told her that was part of being pregnant, sadly she is alone. Has been at the camp [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]