Dr. Yee joined 29 other healthcare workers and volunteers of Global Health Outreach (GHO) to travel to the small towns of San Alejo and El Papalon in El Salvador. We partnered with Oasis Church, which provided translators and helped set up clinics to care for the health and spiritual needs of the people.
Many people were already waiting at the clinic when we arrived in the morning. We did our best to treat everyone who came.
Dr. Yee worked with a Spanish translator while a patient's son looked on.
In addition to dental care, we provided medical check ups, chiropractor adjustments, and free eyeglasses.
El Salvador currently has the world’s fourth-highest murder rate. We counseled and prayed with many individuals whose families had been affected by gang activity, robbery, rape, and alcohol and drug abuse.
Several team members played an important role in interacting with the kids while their parents were being seen by the physicians, dentists, chiropractor, and nurses.
Forty percent of the population in El Salvador is made up of children. Caring for them will impact the future and well-being of this country.
The dental team: Dr. Whitener, Dr. Yee, Dr. Blair, and Dr. Cain.