Disclaimer: This was a painful blog to write and may be a painful blog to read, so read at your own discretion.
I don’t know if I would consider us extremely blessed or horribly punished to be one of the few crew who got to be outside the gate and have the devastating reality of interacting with the thousands of people who never even made it past the initial screening. Approximately 3500 people came to the screening, and less than half of those even saw the surgeons. There are very select surgeries that we do, so it is very difficult to tell people who have been standing in line for hours that we can’t fix their stomach ulcer that they’ve had for years, or their arm that broke a few years ago and healed completely wrong.
This little cutie is a picture of hope. She has already had surgery, and I was playing with he and rocking her to sleep just a few hours before I finished writing this blog! She is down in the ward and will probably go home tomorrow! God is good and despite the heartbreak I had during the screening, God never fails to shine His glory through and reveal His purpose!