b Cheri LeBlanc, MD: Cameron Day 2

Monday, August 14, 2006

Cameron Day 2



It’s hard to know where to begin to describe the day. Our great cook, David, began with cooking us breakfast, but the people began arriving before we could eat it!

Most of the people we saw were commercial fisherman. They are trying to make a living shrimping, keeping their families fed and find the time and money to try to rebuild their homes. Many came from Lake Charles because they heard that there would be a doctor in Cameron. Many have been unable to see a doctor, or if they did see a doctor they can’t afford their medications.

Lunch was started right after breakfast. Three meat jambalaya and white beans for 310 people. Then after a short break, the cooks began the team’s supper: shrimp etoufee. (I guess I can’t say that we suffered.)

We ended the clinic at 5pm having seen all that had come. 94 patients were seen! So many people with problems sleeping, depression, anxiety, just being overwhelmed by what their life has been for the last eleven months. As I prayed with each patient, many would begin openly weeping.

No one hears about the devastation of Hurricane Rita. Who ever heard of Cameron? These people feel forgotten. We were able to love on 94 of them, and feed over 300 of them. What we offer in the natural is so little, but what God has for them is incredible! We get the opportunity to be that light to them. What an honor! Our prayer is that we made a difference, for the name of Jesus. It’s not about the medicine; it’s about The Great Physcian.

2 Comments:

At 1:59 PM, Blogger 3 Divas and a Dad said...

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At 2:01 PM, Blogger 3 Divas and a Dad said...

Dr. Cheri and team, we are so thankful that you have answered the awesome call that God has put on your lives. We know you probably dont hear it enough so "THANK YOU" for your commitment, hard work and huge hearts. May God continue to bless this might work.

Keep it up!

 

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