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Blog - Part 2

By David Clark – 17 January
By: Louis Bourget
Jan 17, 2018

So today was my most emotional day so far….we are in day 3 of the mission. Please look for our foundation on Facebook. Look for Bourget Foundation on Facebook. The first operation was an infant girl with cleft palette. She was crying in the beginning, however, Sarah was rocking her in her arms to the […]

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Blog by Rene
On: Jan 17, 2018
By: Louis Bourget

Let me tell you about my journeys from my perspective. I’m kinda known as “the Boss” around here. I tend to tell the surgeons what to do and where to go… very often… I also always have an audience watching me tell them what to do, so they assume I’m in charge. So, every now […]

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Blog by Sarah
On: Jan 17, 2018
By: Louis Bourget

Fascinating day today! I viewed two incredible surgeries. First was a beautiful baby girl with a cleft lip who was 8 months old. I had the honor of holding and rocking her before surgery, I could see she wanted her momma and was scared of all the white faces surrounding her. Finally, she fell asleep […]

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Blog-by-Judy
17 January Blog by Judy
On: Jan 17, 2018
By: Louis Bourget

Wow its already Wednesday, we are working hard and working 12hrs days. Rooms have air, thank god for the temp. outside is at least 40 plus humidity, (should have brought my yoga mat, but would probably pass out lol). Multiple surgeries are done and thanks to Samuel for helping me make instrument packages for the […]

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Blog by Doug – 17 January
On: Jan 17, 2018
By: Louis Bourget

It’s been a long 3 days of being able to help out in the OR and watching our team do many operations without the high tech equipment they’r use to using. We have been able to repair a bunch of equipment that wasn’t working. Without this equipment working, we would not be able to complete […]

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Blog-by-Kevin
Blog by Anne – 17 January 2018
On: Jan 17, 2018
By: Louis Bourget

We have been in the OR for 3 days now. Today was the first child. Oh, the glostavent is excellent and so well received by the local staff.we were able to do several cases today, cleft palate hernias, appendicectomy, oral giant granuloma, goiter…. Thyroid nodule. We opened up an old machine in another room last […]

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Blog by Barbara Adams
On: Jan 17, 2018
By: Louis Bourget

Today one of our team members Sarah told us that her future son in law has a great-grandfather who was one of the slaves who was taken from Benin in the early 1800’s. The reality of this young man being a descendant of the village we are here to help gave me goosebumps. It made […]

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Blog-by-Judy
Blog by Judy
On: Jan 14, 2018
By: Louis Bourget

Sunday, We began our adventure on Thursday afternoon and after 3 flights and over 27hrs we made it to Benin on Friday night. We were greated with 30 degrees temp, and I’m sure 95% humidity, I’m not complaining I love the heat but somehow my feet have another opinion and think they must swell to […]

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Blog-by-Anne
Blog by Kevin
On: Jan 14, 2018
By: Louis Bourget

Super interesting trip so far. Have seen the extremes of life in such a short period. From the obvious riches on transatlantic flights to the poverty in a village with mud houses. (By the way… there appear to be more smiles in the village than the front of the plane.) Saw the kindness and generosity […]

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Blog-by-Renee-Bourget
Blog by Renee Bourget
On: Jan 14, 2018
By: Louis Bourget

So I’m kinda forced to write on this blog and I don’t really know what to write about so I’ll try my best and explain my 2 days here in Africa. First of all the plane ride was super long and I didn’t sleep at alllllllll, not even 20 minutes. I was exhausted. Then we […]

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