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Peru – My Apologies

January 15, 2008 - Peru

by Steve Henrichon

My apologies. The last time I wrote in the blog was on November 9th. At that time, we were just about to open our temporary clinic at of the catholic parish hall. I had written my blog from my beach side hostel. It is now January 9th…two months later. A lot has happened. I know quite a few people have been following the blog and checking it on a regular basis. If that is the case, you have probably been disappointed when the blog stopped on November 9th right in the thick of things.

You see, processing my experience and explicating myself through my blog consumes quite a bit of mental energy.

When we opened the clinic on that Monday, November 12th, I said goodbye to any amount of free time I did have. Every waking second, was dedicated to the operation of the clinic and my blog inevitably got pushed by the wayside. There were things I had to get done in Peru…while I was physically in Peru…and unfortunately my blog could wait until a later date…like 2 months later on January 9th.

Now the trick is to relive my experiences from November 9th even though soooo much has happened. Jumping ahead a bit, I am now in Los Angeles.
I left Peru on Dec 22 and flew to New Hampshire to spend the holidays with my family.

We are currently operating the clinic in a permanent capacity out of one of the most beautiful houses in San Clemente. We are now seeing between 35-55 patients per day between two doctors. We have been filmed by a major Peruvian News crew and the story had been televised nationally. The clinic has been, and will continue to be, a huge success. My experience in Peru has been the best experience of my life.

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