Posts tagged #Costa Rica

Juana's Story: Accessing Medical Care as a Nicaraguan Refugee

As a refugee living in Costa Rica, Juana’s dog bite wound went untreated because she didn’t know where to access medical care. Then she found FIMRC’s Project Alajuelita clinic. From that point on, this widow, single mom, and all-around resilient soul began a new journey of healing.

The Unexpected

"It’s a very surreal moment when you get to introduce people to something you are passionate about and then in return see them reciprocate those same feelings." Holden Camp, now a junior at Auburn University, served as a 2017 Summer International Health Fellow in Nicaragua. He recently helped organize another trip; this time to Project Alajuelita in Costa Rica, and with a group of other students from Auburn University.

Global Health Volunteer Spotlight: Brock Willett

Before entering his final year as a nursing student at Oakland University, Brock Willett joined our team in Costa Rica for his second international service trip as a FIMRC Global Health Volunteer. Many students from OU’s FIMRC chapter embarked to serve at Project Alajuelita together. Brock shared some of his personal experiences from this trip.