Sayonara

*A note written in September 2017 by Sayonara in her academic year 5. Translated by Google

 Hello Sister Ann, 

I hope you are well, I am very pleased to greet you. I send greetings and thanks to all of our donors who make it possible for us scholars to continue studying and continue to help needy women.

Last semester was very nice. We learned many things new, things that we had never learned and never seen before. The second semester we started with renovascular disease; everything related to the kidney system. It was very nice. All day Tuesday we have exams of this module. Our clinical practices and experiences are more and more. Every day we learn more and new things that will help us to help those who need medical help, we finished the module on Friday 01 September we now start other classes on Monday 04.

My project is a 38-year-old woman with respiratory problems, throat problems for the reason that she can not speak so well since it causes her pain and is inflamed. At first she was like this but since I have been seeing her the medication is making her better. She recently started to present respiratory and pressure problems so I will continue to support her and take her to the hospital. The doctors are watching and I help where I can, like giving her the medication, explaining about how to eat, take care, and follow the treatment.

Again, I thank you and all those who help us and have good will. I am very grateful for all the support you have given me, and the computer that facilitates me. From there I study and do my work. I send you many thanks, kisses, and hugs.

Sayonara is one of the students who is expected to graduate this year, 2019. The graduation was to take place in Dec. 2018, but due to the malaria  outbreak, and the need for their help treating patients, the graduation was postponed. The latest word is that it will take place on Mar. 23, 2019.

Rita Thomas ~ Board Member ~ Mar. 2019


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Why choose to support Adelante Mujer when there are so many places in the world where people are displaced from their homes by war; where hunger is common; where basic needs like clean water, health care, and shelter are unavailable? We all have limited resources and want to help others less fortunate. How do we choose when we cannot help everyone?

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Meet Our New Doctors

These nine remarkable woman graduated from URACCAN University on Feb. 24, 2018. We now have a total of thirty-one doctors who were supported by your donations and are now working as doctors in that region. These doctors received your support, through Adelante Mujer, between one to four years during their studies. All nine have now begun their internships at the local hospital and clinics.

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Student Update

On our bi-annual trip to Bilwi, Puerto Cabezas this past December, we met many medical students who came to apply for our financial assistance. Once again, I am impressed by the caliber of these young women. They are serious, determined, intelligent, and devoted to their goal of helping to heal the sick in their communities.

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Feliz Navidad – Merry Christmas – Krismis Yamni

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As I sit here in the Managua Airport awaiting my flight from the balmy tropics of Nicaragua to the freezing blasts of another Wisconsin winter, I have time to reflect on our recent interviews with our current students from medical school in Puerto Cabezas as well as the candidates, young women who, despite living in one of the most impoverished regions in the world, refuse to give up on their dream of bringing medical help to those who, like themselves, have had to survive with little or nothing.

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Ten New Students Accepted

Sister Diane made the semi-annual trip to Puerto Cabezas/Bilwi in early May 2017. The schedule is always full on these visits, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and often not ending until 8:00 p.m. While there she meets with our contacts at the university and visits the hospital where she often runs into our graduates. She meets with our local administrator and handles our banking needs. The most important meetings though are those with our current students and the interviews with new applicants.

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Beating the Odds

Daunting are the challenges that a young woman has to face if she wants to become a physician in a culture where some 13-year-olds become mothers, where most children legally end school at age 12, and where the average annual family income is less than $2,000.

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The Application Process

I had the opportunity to go to Puerto Cabezas last December and observe first-hand the interview process of our potential new Adelante Mujer doctors. Listening to their stories, I was astounded by their fortitude. Next month I will write more about them individually, but first I want to explain the interview and selection process.

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