After missing out twice on the opportunity, Cynthia and I were determined to make it on outreach. Our trip was well worth it! We got to witness two babies graduate from the Mercy Nutrition program, and talk about potential solar power options at Mercy at a remote health clinic where Outreach provides the nutrition program to supplement other services already in place.
It wasn't all good news. There were some positive test results in the lab diagnostics and testing, and a mother and baby were referred for follow up at Mercy for necessary treatment. They are lucky that the Mercy team was there to provide testing at this crucial moment in this baby's life and that Mercy Hospital will be there to serve their health needs, regardless of ability to pay. As difficult as it is to see this, it made me proud to be supporting such an important life-saving program and to see it in action.