Speroway

Back to El Salvador

By Tim Fallis
 
It’s that time again.  On November 2, another Speroway Medical/Dental team will leave for San Salvador and a week of clinics in some of the poorest communities in Central America.  Doctors, dentists, dental assistants, paramedics, nurses and a dedicated support group of civilian volunteers will mount

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El Salvador – Day 8: Somalia No More

We conducted our final clinic in what we had always known as Somalia.  It’s a massive tract of land in the middle of San Salvador and home to the largest, most deplorable slum in the country.  The conditions are unspeakable – cardboard, plastic or tin homes, dirt floors, open cooking

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El Salvador – Day 7: In the Shadow of the Volcano

Now today was something altogether different.  We drove for 55 kms, not to a rural village, but to quite a large town.  The municipality of Izalco, home to 70,000 people, is named after a nearby volcano.  Over 70% of the people here live in extreme poverty.  We parked and

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El Salvador – More Photos of the Journey Thus Far

Today was our day off – time to recharge in preparation for the final two demanding clinics.  So tonight, as in previous years, I’m posting a collection of photos covering the past several days.  They show more of the amazing folks on our team and of course the beautiful people

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El Salvador – Day 5: Return to Remar

Today was the day the veterans were looking forward to the most.  Over the years, Speroway has forged a special bond with the Remar Orphanage, and more specifically, the children who live there.  In some cases, they were abandoned and in others, their parents were drug addicts, in jail or

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El Salvador – Day 4: Up the Mountain to Tepecoyo

What a day we had in Tepecoyo. Our convoy of three buses headed out along the same road we travelled yesterday until we took an abrupt left and headed straight into the mountains. Lush vegetation bordered the narrow road as it meandered up the mountain. We felt as if we

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El Salvador – Day 3: Joya del Ceren

Finally, this morning – after months of planning and preparation, we travelled an hour outside San Salvador to Joya del Ceren, site of our first El Salvador clinic.  Our ground crew had clearly done their job spreading the word – we were greeted by 450 people lined up, ready to

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El Salvador – And It Begins Again…

Just 9 months after a tremendously successful Medical/Dental Clinic trip to Guatemala, the Speroway team is back in Central America bringing primary care to thousands of needy families.  This time, we’ve returned to El Salvador with a team of 30 – doctors, nurses, paramedics, dentists and several other hand-picked volunteers.

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Medical Team to Haiti 2011

In November (NOV1-6, 2011) a small Speroway Medical Team will make it’s way to Haiti.
The team will consist of Speroway Medical Team advisor Dr. Anthony Brown, Dermatologist, Dr. Channy Muhn, Dental Team Advisor, Dr. Jack Cottrell and Dental Assistant Michelle Cottrell. A Dental Technician named Peter Kubista will

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THE SQUATTER FRINGE: SOMALIA

Notes from Ken Dick, Friday April 1, 2011: Somalia, El Salvador: This is the squatter area on the fringe of San Salvador.  We have visited this community twice before.  We know we will be working under tarpaulins in crude wood structures and we have been told there is a threat

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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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