As a finishing touch on their Excursions in Mexico, the Genuine Tourists (Steve & Pat) went on a dental mission to a small village in the State of Puebla, along with many dentists, nurses, Doctors intrepreters and myself.
We saw many villagers who were in need of medical & dental assistance. It was very rustic but left us with a feeling of joy to be able to help them. Pat & Steve are back in the States now but hopefully we will be able to do something similar next year.
Steam coming from Mount Popocatepetl
to see more photos of the dental mission go to :
Heres more photos on our Mission trip to the Sierra Mountains. The weather was cold but the people were warmhearted. About 30 Dr.s & nurses showed up and half of them went further up in the Mountains to a Village called Ixtepec while we stayed in the village of Tatoxcac and saw about 500 people . check the photos.
Bob & Dr. Boyce
our first patient was a 2 day old baby girl who was in good shape but needed a checkup.
Dr. Boyce sees another patient
go to this link to see more photos.
Just got back from the Sierra Mountains where we did a Skit about Pirates to entertain the Dr.’s and nurses at the mission….here it be mates.
We are now in the process of getting ready for another medical/dental mission in April.
Makeshift dental chair
Just got back from a trip to Tochimizolco , Puebla, (that means “Place of the reeds and rabbits” in Nahuatl language). Wher we assisted a Caravan of American Dentists and Doctors doing free medical & dental work to the local villagers. This is probably one of the best good will ambassador moves that Americans can do. Many kids left with Colgate Smiles. Steve Sardeson & myself helped give out more than 350 pairs of Reading glasses and helped translate and do many chores for more than 30 dentists and Doctors.
Smiles a plenty
- reading glassesDental checkupMakeshift dental chair