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Taking the long way to the crew clinic means playing with some plastics kiddos on little cars Nooma videos and good thoughts When someone speaks life and encouragement and validates you Angie saving the meal by finding tortillas Cupcakes and celebrating community Stoney's ginger beer when there's a bug going round the ship A challenge... Continue Reading →

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Quick pack up of all the Christmas decor and deckhands to help move it back to the container Feeling uncluttered Chicken strips and fries Ortho kids starting to get their casts off and the HOPE center that allows them a safe place to run and be a kid And all those little walkers that our... Continue Reading →

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Patients who get to share in our ship traditions Carols by Candlelight and three years of Christmas memories with Katie Saved breakfast treats and sneaky coffee traditions Last hugs with Adalynn, Cora and Jack before the proper dock hugs The Wall family... their friendship, their service and their big hearts Hugs after a difficult "until... Continue Reading →

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When others catch a passion for a justice Susan's understanding and graciousness in a situation Impromptu ice cream trip to help prepare for the VIP visit An afternoon touring a cruise ship and my happy taste buds after lunch and dessert The HOPE Center facilitator who saw a mama giving too much medicine to a... Continue Reading →

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Torrential rain on a morning when I really didn't want to run Surprise eggs and bacon for Monday breakfast! Watching as a VVF patient was wheeled out of the OR and back to B Ward, watching as she sleeplily smiled and then I couldn't help by smile because just hours before she was a marginalized... Continue Reading →

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Celebrating Sierra Leone's Independence Day with a time of prayer, specifically against Ebola and the effects of Ebola, and a Deck 7 party   A tasty banana muffin waiting on my desk The safe return and rescue of almost 400 women and children in Nigera Memories from Congo and the best Reception team (18 minute... Continue Reading →

Fragile and Unfair

Even on a hospital ship, whose purpose is to bring hope and healing, there are still limits. Monday I watched as two precious little ones left the ship, one in a beautiful yellow sundress and a beaming smile on her face headed for the HOPE Center. The other cradled with love in the arms of a... Continue Reading →

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