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February 20, 2012 by


A week of the Medical and Dental mission in the Koh Kong Province in Cambodia saw over 6,000 patients. The first Dental Mission to the area. Helping until they no longer could. Not leaving until every patient was seeing. Dedication. Advertisements


February 19, 2012 by


The sun hot, the air still, and every corridor of the hospital a sea of noise.  Hundreds of sweating bodies young and old from miles around gather in long lines to be seen by American doctors in Koh Kong Feb 2, 2012.  At every station volunteers call loudly encouraging order, waving arms and using vibrant […]

The floating village

February 18, 2012 by


There are people of Tonle Sap Lake, Siem Reap, Cambodia that make up the largest freshwater lake of Southeast Asia. As a tourist of the floating village, you travel the murky waters on a boat that occupies approximately 35 people. Locals approach you by speedboat with their children posing with snakes and their index finger, pointing […]

Dark Days

February 17, 2012 by


On Feb 3, 2012 Austrian tourist Josef Osterreich died in Ward 5 at Koh Kong Hospital, Cambodia.  According to medical officials at Koh Kong Hospital he checked only four days earlier with ill health, loss of control over his bowels, extreme diabetes and little will to live.  According to the resident Doctor, Osterreich’s immune system was […]

Hearts Full of Joy

February 12, 2012 by


Things I will miss…

February 9, 2012 by


Things I will miss about Cambodia: the smiling faces, the feeling of constantly moving, the wind blowing through my hair on the tuk tuks, watching how many people/things can fit on a moto or truck, seeing the many faces of Cambodia, buying pretty dresses and scarves for cheap, bartering with vendors who really do give […]

Dental Journalism

February 8, 2012 by


Photos by William Camargo As of last week I became an embedded reporter, and the dental clinic at Koh Kong Provincial Referral Hospital was my war zone. I would have never thought in my wildest dreams that when I volunteered to lend a hand to the doctors and dentists of the CHPAA mission that I […]