The first song to play on my iPod today: "For Good" from Wicked.
"Who can say if I've been changed for the better, but because I knew you, I have been changed for good"
Truer words could not exist for my final reflections of this trip. Although the cultural experience did not exist in Guatemala like it did in Rwanda, I am certain that a few people on this trip were meant to be in my life and change me for the better. I am feeling sad to leave but excited for my experience, inspired to move forward and work with more developing countries, lucky to have found such amazing souls and committed to my passions.
I am incredibly proud of the work we were able to accomplish to these hospitals in only 3 weeks. The San Juan de Dios team repaired 17 pieces of equipment of the 24 total we attempted. That's about 70%!! This includes anesthesia machines, an infant warmer, ESUs and other imprint machines. Rewarding.
All I have left to say is... Don't worry, this is not my last trip with EWH or traveling to a developing country. I love it! See you in Nepal, friends.