St. Lucia 2019

Our last day in St. Lucia 2019

Last Lesson from St. Lucia 2019: On impact…

The last of our PNM team leave Vieux Fort today and with that we say goodbye to our girls in the community and our St. Jude family. Over the past two weeks, the PNM team has accomplished much. Our team has worked hard, and we have fallen further in love with this beautiful place. 

We strengthened clinical capacity at St. Jude through the training of over 200 clinicians in the areas of neonatal resuscitation, airway management, ventilation, asthma management, pediatric and neonatal assessment, and the diagnosis and management of pain…

we provided direct clinical consultations for approximately 180 patients as well as innumerable informal consultations with staff in the inpatient and ambulatory units as well as at the local community special education centre…

we performed our first surgeries…

we provided approximately $30,000 worth of football gear to support women and girls development…

we strengthened women and girls through our female football development program and provided 90 girls the opportunity to fall in love with the beautiful game…

we partnered with local coaches to start a movement to better serve women and girls in football across the island…

we made new friends and grew closer to our old friends here… we built with and learned with the local community… 

And we even set a Canadian record for time to the top of Gros Piton.

I really do believe that we are making progress and that our work here counts… but it might just be that the things that we can’t count are what counts the most…

Days seized.

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