DR Trip Testimonial

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 Dear Dr. Wil,

It was a wonderful trip in the Dominican Republic, going on the GMT trip was a great learning experience. Not only did I learn more about medicine and various diseases, I also learned about the culture and demographics of Dominican, and some spanish. In fact, after the trip I made a 2011 "new year's resolution" to learn full-on spanish by the end of the year. The GMT staff were absolutely amazing, they welcomed us with open arms and a loving heart, they adopted us for one week, they made sure we were safe, happy, and
healthy. I thank you very much Dr. Wil from the bottom of my heart for giving me and my brother the chance to go on this trip and experience this incredible journey. I admire what you have done throughout the years for the thousands of people you have touched either directly or indirectly through GMT and helped treat all those people from different parts of the world; matter of fact, you have saved thousands of lives with your beautiful organization, GMT.

Thank you

Regards,
Maikel & Mina Tawadrous

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One of the patient's that I will never forget were two little girls of the ages 5 and 6, who portrayed symptoms of malnutrition, which I later learned that it was due to the lack of parental/guardian supervision. Apart from their poor health conditions, they also lived in poor living conditions, where both of them had to sleep in the floor and one of them did not own a pair of shoes. After, diagnosing the patients and consulting with each member from my group, we thought that the best GMT can do is to provide both of them with sufficient vitamins, iron tablets, and parasite treatment for at least 2 months. Even then, we thought that giving the little girls these medications was very little in our dispense. This was one of the cases that definitely marked my perspective about the patient's healthcare in third world countries and how the poverty in Panama is incomparable to first world poverty.- Angela, Junior, Hunter College