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Saturday, December 06, 2008

PhotoHunt: Breakfast

The NGO I was previously connected with went to underserved, far-flung, lower income areas of the country- some as far as 1,000 kilometers away from the capital- to conduct surgical missions. We'd stay there for 2-3 days, seeing some 50-75 patients with problems that included cataracts, cysts, benign tumors, goiter, cleft lips and palates, among others. These areas suffered from acute lack of physicians and equipment that could have helped take care of their health concerns earlier. A full complement of volunteer surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other allied health professionals and local health volunteers operated on patients free of charge.

It was priceless to see how seemingly minor surgical procedures did wonders to lives of the long-suffering patients; their smiles and profuse expression of gratitude made the trip worthwhile. The simple but nonetheless sumptuous breakfasts (and lunches and and snacks and dinners) the local residents lovingly prepared for us were excellent treats as well!

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Blogger Leslie said...

Really good post for this week! Well done! :)

Saturday, December 06, 2008 10:43:00 AM  
Blogger Victor Kiu said...

Have a nice weekend

Take a look at my photohunter breakfast..

Saturday, December 06, 2008 10:51:00 AM  
Blogger Napaboaniya said...

Interesting breakfast entry you've got here :)
Thanks for sharing it with us!!

Saturday, December 06, 2008 11:07:00 AM  
Blogger ancient one said...

Very good food for very good people doing very good work! Great Photos. Thanks for sharing about your work.

Saturday, December 06, 2008 11:20:00 AM  
Blogger CRIZ LAI said...

That's some simple yet delicious breakfast you have here :)

Saturday, December 06, 2008 3:16:00 PM  
Blogger Shinade said...

Oh my I can always definitely get into a buffet for breakfast. This is very nice!:-)

Happy hunting:-)

Saturday, December 06, 2008 4:27:00 PM  
OpenID aliceaudrey said...

That kind of hospitality gives a real feeling of community, doesn't it?

Sunday, December 07, 2008 9:25:00 AM  
Blogger Joy said...

OOHhhh I miss the Pinoy Breakfast!!!!! Its so filling .... newbie here ... 1st entry is here

Sunday, December 07, 2008 12:20:00 PM  
Blogger Teena in Toronto said...

Great cause!

I played too :)

Sunday, December 07, 2008 12:21:00 PM  
Blogger Sreisaat said...

Hi Ian... this is called community participation? *lol* Simple as it may, breakfast prepared by the community and shared by everyone tastes better :)

Sunday, December 07, 2008 5:08:00 PM  
Blogger ian said...

leslie: thanks! your post was yummy too =]

victor: keep up the great work helping the kids =]

elaine: your two entries were yummy as well!

ancient one: twas a joy to be of service to them =]

criz: feed your cats or you may lose your fish!

shinade: throw me a can of that cold one in your hand =]

alice: your entry is a riot, as usual! and yes, meal with the community was a great way to have everybody work together =]

joy: welcome to photohunt! see you again next week!

teena: thanks teena! it's a great cause indeed =]

sreisaat: yep, it has hues of community participation... though of course we'd love for the local residents to be more than our food providers hehe

thanks for visiting everyone!

Sunday, December 07, 2008 8:14:00 PM  

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