An Experience of a Lifetime

On July 19, 2019 this Credit Union Manager and mother of one jumped out by Faith on a medical mission trip to Limón Honduras. What started out as a “check” on my bucket list became on experience of a life time.

I am not a doctor or nurse, so I was skeptical as to what use I would I be. I quickly found out after our team treated 500 patients and filled over 1600 prescriptions in 5 days by 13 volunteers. Yes, there were three doctors, two nurse practitioners, two nurses and a pharmacist but I can assure you the other six of us worked just as hard.

The people of Honduras are gracious, humble and appreciative of anything you do. We worked 3 days in the clinic built by Dr. Henry Gibson and traveled to the small villages of Planes and Icoteas to remote clinics on the other two days.

I took 15 baby blankets that I made and found homes for them all. One of the doctors purchased a soccer ball and candy which was a huge hit with the kids. We had many requests for reading glasses and sun glasses and those will be on my list to take next year.

Yes, I am going in 2020 and I can hardly wait.

We take so much for granted and until you live among those without the luxuries that we are blessed with you will never appreciate the little things in life. Dr. Henry Gibson gave so much of himself to his country as a U.S. Veteran, to the people of Barnwell County and the people of Limon, Honduras.

On Giving Tuesday, honor the CHHF founder, Dr. Gibson, by giving back. Not everyone can travel to Honduras and volunteer, but you can help keep Dr. Gibson’s dream alive through a monetary donation.

God bless you.
Angela Cotton

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