Dr. Beyda was able to send a small post this evening (morning in Ethiopia) about their time so far:
It's about 4:30 am here in the small community of Zeway. Sleep is elusive. I can't help thinking of the 150 children we saw yesterday, many of whom were orphans, some with TB, more with suspected HIV, a few malnourished, and all living in poverty. But all were smiling. Big smiles. Happy to be alive.
I am envious of their attitude, their acceptance of the life they live and the hope they have. I wonder how we would be if we lived their life? With the earthquake in Japan, we are awakened once again to our vulnerability. With what we are seeing here in Ethiopia, we are awakened once again to the blessings we've been given. In a few hours we'll be back in clinic giving of ourselves, thankful for the chance, but realizing how vulnerable we are as well.
In all things give thanks,
We hope to post another update from the team soon. In the meantime, know that your support plays a large role in bringing smiles to those little faces. Thank you!