Next month, I am putting my camera down and going back to the Amazon for the sole purpose of translating [new fact: I speak Portuguese!].
I have volunteered to translate for a group of surgeons and medical professionals (maxillofacial and pediatric) from Bend, Oregon and Atlanta, Georgia. My job and role on this team is very important to ensure that the people of the Amazon receive proper medical care; a doctor NEEDS to communicate with his/her patient. We will be traveling down the Amazon River on a medical boat and doing what we can to meet the medical needs of those we encounter. The doctors will also be working along side natives and training them in surgical procedures.
Did you know that the Amazon (Brazil) is 1,583,000 square miles?* That is HUGE, and villages are spread out all over. If it weren't for this medical boat, which travels up and down the river, most of the year, the indigenous would travel days by dug out canoes to receive medical care, and often never receive help.
This trip is June 15-25th, 2012.
I still need to raise $925.00 to help cover the cost of this trip. To help raise money, I put together a gallery with images from my last trip to the Amazon. Please consider purchasing a print. 100% of proceeds will go towards this trip. If you would like to donate separately please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and put "Amazon" in the subject line.
Thank you so much for reading! Check out the photos!!!
GALLERY: The Amazon
This trip is facilitiated by World Hope Missions Ministry in Longwood, FL
*fact from http://rainforests.mongabay.com/amazon/