Solid infrastructure + passion = Collective Effervescence
(Meaning: gathering together for a common good creates feelings of well-being among volunteers).
|Team members arriving in Guatemala City, January 2014|
|While our interpreters translated for several thousand patients;|
|We entertained waiting patients;|
| Guatemalan women and children waited for donated care |
(1,600 of them);
|And 98 patients received donated surgery;|
4285 prescriptions were donated, 183 dental patients were cared for and 9 patients received donated orthotics.
It was a week filled with good people doing great work for the common good of patients they had no prior relationship with and would most likely never see again.
Passion + Commitment + professionalism = COTA Volunteers