Sunday, November 17, 2013
Back from Nigeria, the people there are wonderful, my preconceived ideas were all thrown out the window. We immunized over 3500 children, supplied a birthing clinic with tons of supplies, gave 50 hand-crank wheel chairs to polio survivors and, commissioned a bridge, 3 room school, water bore hole and toilets for a small village, which we provide funding for.
On the down side, I weighed 4 lbs heavier on my return....I din't like the food(way too spicy) and mostly ate protein bars and drank gatorade. I also have a nasty flu/cold. I did have a flu shot before leaving, but it was obviously not for the same strain. (this too shall pass).
Funny things said to me on my return:
1. Hubby at airport "Honey, I love you, but you look like H@!!" and I did.
2. Immigration officer " Where are you coming from"
IO "Pleasure or Business?"
me "Does anyone go to Nigeria for vacation?"
3. Friend on my flu "were you around anyone with a flu or cold?'
me "yeah like 3000 snotty face kids, seriously"
team leader, who is a Polio survivor, being guided on a foot path for the 2 mile walk to a small village.