Claudette Heyliger-Thomas, medical director of Bridges Global Medical Missions, first visited Sophia Care Center in September 2016 to administer general medical examinations on the children.
After seeing some of the center’s other needs, she decided to go back in January 2018. Along with donations, she brought with her 10 Texas State students who had been in Guyana for two weeks working with Bridges in a study abroad program.
The Texas State team left Guyana the following day, returning to Texas to start their spring 2018 semester.
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The trip would not have been the same if a group of seasoned travelers and medical mission veterans had met at the airport on Jan. 2. There is something magical about discovering Nicaragua with little expectations. Still, there are a few things 2017’s Texas State students wished knew beforehand. For next year’s travelers here is a guide.