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The Most Common Medical History in Early Wet Season

As the rains start and the mangoes ripen, we spend less and less time getting a medical history and more time doing X-Rays and splints.  What is the this most common history you ask?!

"Fell from mango tree"

We almost don't need to ask when a young boy, man, or even a pregnant woman arrives with a deformed arm, leg, or a head injury, because it almost assuredly the "same same" history.  One of the founders of Harvesters, Pastor Dennis Klepp, is convinced that the fruit in the Garden of Eden was a mango, as he has seen people risk their lives over and over again to get these succulent morsels.

It wouldn't be so bad, except the fruit grows high in the tree, which can reach 40-50 feet in height, with the lower branches usually starting at about 10-12 feet.  

In the last week at His House of Hope, we have diagnosed, treated, and/or referred the following injuries: 14 year old boy with bilateral humerus fractures (one open), 8 year old boy with right femur fracture, 12 year old boy with fracture-dislocation of the elbow, adult man with comminuted skull fracture and traumatic brain injury, and many minor injuries that I can't even begin to list...

Pray that the people can safely enjoy the delicious food that God provides, and/or that they grow closer to Jesus as they heal from their injuries!


Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 17:36

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