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REMAR: NO FOOLING AROUND THIS APRIL 1st

Submitted by Speroway Medical Team Advisor, Dr. Anthony Brown
Today (Friday April 1)  we were at Remar.  Remar is home to 65 boys and girls ranging in age from 2 to 18. Some were placed here after being removed from abusive homes. Others were abandoned. Now their family is each

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THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD: EL CEDRO

Written by Dr. Steve Russell
Ana Maria wrings the small cloth in her hands as she recounts the terror of the accident a few months ago. Her eyes dart from side to side, then down at her cracked and blistered feet, when she tells the story of the bus plunging

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WE’RE SORRY, THE CLINIC IS CLOSED

Some things remain the same from day-to-day on a Speroway Medical Team. For everyone, there is an “early to rise” morning but an even “earlier” one for the dental team that heads out long before everyone else. There is the adventure of going to a new location, like El Sunza,

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CARING FOR THE POOR IN SANTA MARIA OSTUMA

Our planning team on the ground obviously gave some thought to how the clinic would best function today.  A crowd of several hundred people were sitting in chairs in the “cooler” shade of tents lined up along the main street of Santa Maria Ostuma.
Santa Maria Ostuma, (pop. 6000) is

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BACK TO BRING HOPE: EL CEDRO

Would you stand in line for hours for anything?  The people of El Cedro would, even as the morning heat and humidity started to intensify.  They were waiting in line outside the local school hoping to see a doctor or dentist, desiring nothing more than to care for themselves and

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MEDICAL TEAM HEADS FOR EL CEDRO

We arrived safely Saturday in San Salvador!
We were greeted with a taste of the hot and humid weather we will hopefully enjoy for the next week.  The Speroway Medical Team is looking forward to meeting the people of El Salvador.
In advance of our arrival, you try to describe to

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MEDICAL TEAM LEAVING FOR EL SALVADOR

This marks the third time that a Medical Team has travelled to El Salvador and the first one under the new banner “Speroway“. The team departs from Toronto tomorrow (March 26), destination San Salvador, El Salvador.  Once they land, the action begins.
There is the loading and unloading of bags,

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LOOKING AHEAD: MEDICAL TEAM TO EL SALVADOR MARCH 2011

The March 2011 Medical Team to El Salvador is comprised of medical and dental professionals: nurses, doctors, dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, paramedics and pharmacists. A small support staff will also accompanies the team to El Salvador.
This marks the third time Speroway has taken a Medical Team into the

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EL SALVADOR MEDICAL TEAM VIDEO

In February 2010 the largest Medical-Dental team yet (30) was assembled by FTC Canada for the journey to San Salvador, El Salvador, CA. This would mark the second such trip to El Salvador.
The team spent 5 days working in partnership with other medical professionals and support

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BUILDERS TEAM FROM EL SALVADOR TRIP SPEAK

As noted in the recent blog entry, volunteers from Ontario traveled to El Salvador to the little community of Amatitan.
The team worked hard rebuilding a feeding centre and working on homes that had been impacted by floods and landslides back in November, 2009. FTC Canada and Feed The

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VOLUNTEERS LAY FOUNDATION IN EL SALVADOR

May 5th, 2010
Guelph, Ontario – 3,600 square feet of foundation, pillars, and walls was laid for the community of Amatitan, El Salvador this past April.
The trip was organized by Guelph based charity FTC Canada who sent down 9 volunteers to begin the rebuilding of a condemned feeding centre

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MEDICAL-DENTAL TEAM IN EL SALVADOR

In December 2009, Dr. Tony Brown and I visited El Salvador to search out 5 communities that would benefit from the visit of an FTC Canada Medical-Dental Team planning a trip there for early February 2010. It was not difficult to determine where some of the greatest needs existed.

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