Day 20: Good-Bye For Now!

Today, we spent our last full day in Phnom Penh. We started the day off by returning to the orphanage one last time. It was definitely one of my favorite places to visit while in Cambodia. I really loved seeing the kids there whenever we visited. Even with a small language barrier, I would always […]

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Day 14: Disability Center and Home Visits

Today, we toured the Kien Khleang Physical Rehabilitation Center where patients with disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, paralysis, and amputations, can receive treatment and resources like wheelchairs, prosthetics, and physical therapy. The center produces 50 wheelchairs, 10 walkers, and 2-3 special wheelchairs per month, and it costs 75 cents per night to stay at the […]

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Day 13: Visiting the Sihanouk Hospital

The main event today was visiting a municipal referral hospital in Phnom Penh called the Sihanouk Hospital. This was the hospital that was founded by Douglas Steele’s father-in-law, who was also responsible for setting up both The Cambodian Daily (newspaper), and the non-government organization (NGO) orphanage in Phnom Penh. The hospital is also an NGO […]

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DAY 12: MISSION AT THE ORPHANAGE

Today we had our second children’s health fair at our favorite place in Phnom Penh- the Orphanage. After hours of interacting with the children and painting them a mural one week ago, we were excited to show them our health presentations so that we could hopefully engrain sustainable habits in the children. We had a […]

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Day 11: A Day in Phnom Penh

Today, we had our first day back at Phnom Penh. We woke up to see Dr. Gracie Dinkins off as she heads back home to continue her work. I had a great time working with her, and I felt very privileged to have gotten the chance to get to know her. Her work and wisdom […]

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