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Blog - Part 3

Blog-by-Todd
Blog by Todd
By: Louis Bourget
Jan 14, 2018

Louis has explained that I must blog at least twice to be allowed back into Canada. So here is the first. It is a brief story of the first patient encounter. Sister Monique and Brother Louis were having a heated debate regarding who would have to go see a patient in the emergency room. All […]

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Blog-by-Barbara
Blog by Barbara
On: Jan 14, 2018
By: lottadigital

If you ever have a dream….go for it.  To travel to Africa on a mission was mine.  It has far exceeded my expectations after only two days.   It is like going back in time.   But watching 4-day old twins sweltering in the heat, with no surety that they will be ok a week from now, […]

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

Yesterday was really great. After  breakfast, we took a walk around the hospital grounds greeting people Even the sick patients picked their heads up and gave a wave, really nice people. In one area, we found a visiting Italian ophthalmologist. Outside we saw a young woman sitting with a very young boy. They sat silently […]

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

This is my first medical mission, my first time to Benin (and Africa, generally), and it is truly a priviledge to be part of this group. I am incredibly grateful to my family for being so generous in ‘sharing’ me for the week. There are no words that can accurately describe the experience so far, […]

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Blog-by-Dave
Arriving at Zimvie -Saturday & Sunday – Blog by Dave
On: Jan 14, 2018
By: Louis Bourget

Day One After about 48 hours of travel, we finally arrived at our destination in Zinvie, Africa for our medical mission with the Bourget Foundation.  Exhausted when we arrived we unloaded our gear and picked our rooms and a short time later off to bed.  It is 28 c at 1 am in the morning.  […]

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people-zimvie
Blog by Doug
On: Jan 14, 2018
By: lottadigital

While walking around the compound and looking @ all the work that has been done over the past 10 years u realize how much can be been accomplish when people give a little bit of their time!!

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parying-at-Zimvie
Arriving at Zimvie -Saturday & Sunday – Blog by Sarah
On: Jan 14, 2018
By: Louis Bourget

Our team arrived late in the evening after 3-6 flights and 48 hours, depending on the team member’s home base. The team of 12 from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick were accompanied by 25 bags containing medical supplies and food for the Mission. Upon arriving at the airport there was a frenzy of searching for […]

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waiting-for-next-flight
Arriving at Zimvie -Saturday & Sunday – Blog by Louis
On: Jan 14, 2018
By: Louis Bourget

Well after 3 good flights, we finally arrived in Zimvie at 12:30 am. We all did well, great team great people. Some had some sleep but most did not… Doug, our electrician lost his luggage. Well, that will be interesting. Triplicate papers, no computers and 30 min for a lady to write 3 lines… He […]

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africa-mission
Africa Mission starts Jan 11-22nd.
On: Jan 10, 2018
By: Louis Bourget

Mission starting 11 January – 22nd 2018, Hospital La Croix Zimvie Benin Africa Speciality Name of Team Member Country Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon Louis Bourget Canada Anesthesia Anne Alymer Canada Anesthesia Vanessa Sweet Canada General Surgeon Todd Stoddart Canada General Surgeon Kevin Johnson Canada Family Doctor and nun Irma Monique Bourget Brazil Family Doctor-Geriatric Henrique […]

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August 23, 2013 The Beginning of a New Mission
On: Aug 23, 2013
By: lottadigital

The Bourget foundation with the Brazilian team is sending a new team to Africa tonight. My older sister Diane, an OR nurse, will be helping in this mission for the first time, and she will be with the Brazilian team headed by Irma Monique. The have many team members, over 23 of them will participate. […]

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