Cathy Goes to Guatemala!

Posted by Elizabeth Dowell on Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Elizabeth Dowell

Cathy Williams, our Physical Therapy receptionist, sat down with us to share about her latest trip to Guatemala with Children of the Americas.  Cathy has been participating with the COTA team for 5 years and recently returned from Salama. "Children of the Americas, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing  medical and surgical services to indigent children and their families in rural Guatemala. Since 1987 the corporation has identified  medical needs of patients through volunteer medical/surgical mission teams and by referrals from other agencies. The teams of volunteer staff provide medical, dental and surgical services on-site in Central America within the realm of our expertise."

 Below are the numbers from their latest trip:

  • The pharmacy filled a record 5,375 prescriptions
  • Patients seen: 1817
  • Encounters: 2364 (some patients were seen by more than one provider)
  • Surgical Procedures: 131
  • Ultrasound: 226
  • Dental: 156
  • OP 74

Cathy also sent in her FitBit results from the trip! You go girl! 

Total Steps
128,459 (Daily average of 18,351)

Total Distance
55.24 Miles (Daily average of 7.89) 

Total Calories
18,423 (Daily average of 2,632)

Great job to Cathy and her team! Your dedication, patience and hard work truly makes a difference in the health of these people! Check out a few of Cathy's photos below. Watch her interview video with Jeff on our Facebook page.