Global Health Volunteer Spotlight: Brock Willett

This summer Brock Willett, a nursing student at Oakland University & FIMRC alum, served at FIMRC’s Project Alajuelita in Costa Rica. Here’s a look into his service trip.

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Hello, my name is Brock Willett and I am a senior nursing student at Oakland University.

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This summer I was able to attend one of FIMRC’s amazing locations, Costa Rica. This was not my first trip with FIMRC, but it was by far my favorite.

The way you are able to immerse yourself into a community such as Costa Rica’s is incredible. During my stay I was able to rotate through the clinic in all different areas, which helped me become an all-around better medical professional. Being able to check patients in, work in the pharmacy and even being hands on with actual nursing skills was an absolute joy.

 I experienced this case of severe skin decay related to a dog bite on my latest medical trip. Permission was granted for the pictures and posting. The patient took it like a champ; unlike anything I have ever seen!

I experienced this case of severe skin decay related to a dog bite on my latest medical trip. Permission was granted for the pictures and posting. The patient took it like a champ; unlike anything I have ever seen!

There was one particular experience that I will remember for the rest of my life. A woman came in with severe skin decay related to a dog bite that she acquired. As I assisted in the help of cleaning, dressing the wound and even at times holding the patients hand, I was mesmerized by the strength and courage she had that day.

 Nursing is more than just school or studying. Nursing is the bedside manner that is an art and a craft of human kindness, and holistic care. To be a nurse, means to embody empathy. Be the light and the strength that those around you search for. In that, you will find more than just yourself.

Nursing is more than just school or studying. Nursing is the bedside manner that is an art and a craft of human kindness, and holistic care. To be a nurse, means to embody empathy. Be the light and the strength that those around you search for. In that, you will find more than just yourself.

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Moments like these cannot be read in books or studied. These are truly life changing moments that place a smile on my face when thinking about them.

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 Traveling opens up a world of possibilities and allows you to immerse yourself in greater things. To travel is to live! Travel and allow your soul to grow and spread your knowledge!

Traveling opens up a world of possibilities and allows you to immerse yourself in greater things. To travel is to live! Travel and allow your soul to grow and spread your knowledge!

I cannot thank FIMRC enough for the opportunities and memories I will forever have!

 

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