The October Flying Samaritans clinic took place on Saturday October 15 at Puerto Adolfo Lopez Mateos.  Two airplanes traveled directly to Lopez and two flew into Mulegé.  Repairs to both landing strips had been completed after the flooding of hurricane Kay.  Unfortunately, the scheduled dental clinic for Laguna San Ignacio did not take place due to a last minute airplane cancellation.

The volunteers who flew direct to Lopez found the clinic in excellent condition and proceeded to set up the seating for the patients and the triage area.  With an early start to handing out the fichas for the various specialties  on Saturday morning, the clinic got off to a good start with dental and medical volunteers already in place.  With the arrival of the two Mulegé planes we were able to provide medical, pediatric, dental hygiene, dental and chiropractic services.  Reading glasses were also provided.  All in all, 193 patients received services and 80 prescriptions were dispensed.

The Aeromédicos joined us and supplied help with triage, a doctor who specialized in diabetes treatment and a couple of interpreters.  As always, their involvement is very much appreciated.

Guillermo and Andrea provided a delicious lunch.

Our next two clinics are scheduled for November 19 and December 17.  If you can attend, please contact your Coordinator as soon as possible.  Also, do not forget to pay your dues.  One hundred percent of your dues goes to supporting our Chapter.  Every renewal helps us to maintain the level of service we strive to give at the clinic.  By renewing, you become a supporting member and there is no obligation or expectation that you participate in a clinic.  However, participation in a clinic is fun and rewarding.

Bonnie Lassen