Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 11.28.16 PMToday was one of the best health fairs of this trip so far.  Everyone was warm and receptive, providers and patients.  I finally understood what was meant by people you when they talk to you, as I had my arm and face pet by a sweet older lady.  I gave her a big hug at the end of explaining my handout and her face lit up. Another man my heart broke for.  As he walked in to the clinic his arms and hands shook from Parkinsons.  He asked me for the nervous diseases, which I couldn’t help him with and by the time I tried to find a doctor he was gone.  Later Telyn came by with him and said he wanted to hear about nutrition.  I explained my handouts to him, and he asked if there was anything he could do to help his condition.  With a heavy heart I said no, but a good diet will keep him healthy.  He was grateful and kept saying thank you and shook my hand.  After I felt so moved I gave him a hug which he seemed pleasantly surprised by.  It is these moments which I know why I love being in this field. I hope even though I couldn’t help him much, just showing that I cared will give him hope to find more help.

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