The volunteers in front of the kindergarten class we would soon be seeing! They were all dressed up as who they wanted to be when they grew up for Mexico’s Children’s Day.
All the kids were so happy to get their toothbrushes! R.I.S.E orphanage!
Some of the children we saw posing with volunteer Sam
Thank you Dr. McComb and McComb Orthodontics for your donation to this trip!!! These are only a few of the boxes we brought!
These three little nurses!
Thank you to all our donors for making it possible to bring all these items!
Many suitcases for the multitude of supplies. Thank you to all our donors for making it possible to bring all these items!
Eye sight station. We found a lot of children needing glasses. An ophthalmologist in the area is offering discounts to the families of these children, and some have already gotten their new sight!
Assessment stations at Colegio Regents Reynosa, MX
Height and Weight station
Vital Signs station at Colegio Regents Reynosa, Mexico
More cute kids all dressed up for Children’s Day in Mexico.
Some of the many volunteers that made this trip possible! A great many thanks to all of you!!
She was really excited to see all of our equipment for the checking vital signs. Thank you to all our donors for enabling us to buy such supplies!
Waiting to get there hands sprayed with Glo-Germ. Only to find out later the importance of hand washing when we brought the black light around and showed them how far the ‘germs’ had traveled!
Glo-germ in action! The looks on the faces of the kids that didn’t get sprayed, and still had it on them was priceless. A great hand-washing lesson!
Coloring the hand washing steps making sure to share crayons to get that Gio-germ spreading all around
Pepper and water activity to demonstrate the importance of soap in hand washing! Minds were blown
The older kids got to learn about healthy eating choices
Practicing flossing with white beans, popsicle sticks, and yarn!
Family assessment day in action!
Stickers for everyone!
It’s not the easiest thing to check the tonsils and teeth of the little ones, but we definitely found a lot of cavities. The local dentist is offering a substantial discount to those who seek treatment!
Which eye chart do YOU want to use?
Practice makes perfect!
Education day was definitely the most fun!
Enthralled in the educational videos!
Showing off his great teeth!
Kids day piñata celebration!
One of the girls getting her first glasses thanks to the eye checks we were able to determine many needs so that those children with families could provide the means necessary for their children to learn!
Putting the databases together for the school was quite a daunting task, but pivotal in making sure all these kids got follow up care!
Organizing all that charting
Preparing the medications for everyone that was not able to pick them up! The temporary office space :)
Walking back after a good days work
The last of the volunteers heading off to Mexico City! Thank you Roberto, Micah, and everyone at Big Heart for making this trip go so smoothly!