Mike Miano is the logistician in the neighboring MSF project of Shamwana and his Mom is apparently a big fan of this blog and follows my stories religiously.
The mental health officer in Dubie was leaving on his first mission and, before flying to the middle of the bush for 12-months, he was able to read about my version of life out here and the work MSF is doing in Katanga. When we first met, it was like we had already knew each other and the shock of finding a 120 bed hospital in the middle of the bush is much less.
My parents read my entries in an attempt to grasp what it means to be on a fourth mission with MSF and just what exactly it is that I do for 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, in a land so far, far away. They love the pictures and eagerly share my news with family and friends, their pride shining through.
I get weekly comments from complete strangers…people just surfing the web or those who are looking for their passion or others who are simply interested in MSF and what we do. It is uplifting to be able to share my experiences and perspective with those who are back at home and eager to learn more about the world around them.
So this is why I spend my Sunday mornings writing entries and sharing my experiences...and this entry goes out to Mrs. Miano!