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Help and Health in the Andes
May 20, 2014

A medical mission team from the First United Methodist Church of Stillwater, Oklahoma, recently returned from Bolivia with great news to share.

(left) The Stillwater mission team poses with the locals. 

Over the course of five days, Carolyn Williams, RN, Dr. Don Crawleyand Dr. Doug Wilsey, saw about 300 patients from the village of Capayque and surrounding communities located high in the Andes. It was surely the first time many of these patients had seen a doctor in their lives. The doctors dealt with an array of medical conditions and shared healthy tips like hand washing, tooth brushing, nutrition and water safety. 

Not only the team work with patients but also put some of the finishing touches on the medical clinic the Methodist group started 3 years ago.  The team took many medical supplies from Medical Bridges for their mission. “The Oklahoma medical team and the local Bolivian clinic were thrilled with the supplies — which supported both the work done during the visit by the American group and the year-round operation of the clinic. The team’s doctors and nurses were confident that lives would be saved and that the supplies would make a big difference all year long”, said Jeff Cotner, group’s photographer.  

         (above) Dr. Don Crowley

(above) Dr. Don Wisley  

(above) Doug Valley has overseen the 
contruction of the new clinic since its inception.


(above) Carolyn Williams, RN

                                                                                                      Photos provided by Jeff Cotner (www.jeffcotner.com)

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