|No toys, no problem. These children were very creative.|
Since the closest thing I have to medical knowledge are my two siblings who are physician's assistants, I stuck to doing hair. We had a nice little system down, a Korean couple washed the children's hair, my roommate, Camille cut and I combed and braided. The children were quite dirty so we had fun doing little "makeovers". When we first started, the children were shy and didn't smile much, but as we went along they got to know us, and before long they were climbing all over us, holding our hands, and giving us big bear hugs.
|Our little smiley friend: He was so precious and looked sooo good with his new cut and comb :)|
|Not so happy....|
|....but there's a smile|
|Yay for being clean!|
|But back to sitting in the dirt! Ha.|
|A flower for me?|
We spent the late hours of the afternoon sitting on the church lawn singing songs and picking flowers. The children soon got dirty again as the afternoon wore on, but it didn't matter so much because our mission was accomplished, the children were cared for and smiling. Dr. Baek worked late in order to see all of the patients that showed up at the last minute. After everyone was taken care of, we took a group picture in front of the tiny church, loaded the bus and waved goodbye to our new friends.