Saturday, December 5, 2009
My parents came in town a couple of weeks ago and it was great to see them and let them participate in what is happening in Brazil. My Dad, who is a dermatologist, spent two days in the favela providing medical attention. Not only were we able to help people who did not have the means to see a specialist, but many people entered the doors of the church who would not have otherwise. My mom was a tremendous host and hit it off famously with all of the Brazilians even though she did not speak the language. My parents were extremely flexible, full of energy, and eager to experience all Brazil has to offer . I am truly grateful to them and all the support they have given me in this new endeavor.