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The Gift That Keeps on Giving: One Family’s Thanksgiving Tradition

This year, holiday traditions may look a little different. But one thing doesn’t have to change – the way we focus on gratitude, generosity and community – even from afar. For Jim and Mary Lois Kuhns, one of their favorite…

International Day of the Girl

Almost 10 years ago, United Nations General Assembly named October 11th the “International Day of the Girl Child”. On this day, we acknowledge and remember the challenges faced by girls all over the world. We also remember individual girls, like…

Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month

Writing about my Latinx heritage is complicated. In fact, I don’t often divulge my thoughts and feelings on the topic because there is so much to be said. While I have deep pride in the strength, courage and resilience of my family and our people, I also experience grief, sadness and anger over the corruption and poverty that has riddled each of…

God is With Us in the Storm

I’ve always considered myself a positive person. I tend to see the glass half full—sometimes even to a fault. With Jesus in my heart, I’ve often felt there would be no setback too insurmountable. After all, God is with me. And…

Seven Things to Know About Getting Tested for COVID-19

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to spike in the United States, many people across the country are seeking out ways to be tested for the virus. Experiencing a fever or cough can cause one to go into a tailspin, wondering if they have COVID-19. With so much information deluging…

World Humanitarian Day: “I Want To Do This My Whole Life”

Humanitarian. Adjective, noun. (a person who is) involved in or connected with improving people’s lives and reducing suffering. Today is World Humanitarian Day. Established in 2009 by the United Nations, today we celebrate humanitarians – sharing many thanks to the…

Real Life Goes Virtual: Explore the Online Exhibit

In 1999, Medical Teams saw an opportunity. An opportunity to bring people into the places around the world we work through a small exhibit – right here in the Pacific Northwest. Guests would walk through reproductions of a garbage dump…

From Kisoro to Seattle with Dr. Jill Hilty

Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there also is a love of humanity. – Hippocrates Dr. Jill Hilty is a family practitioner based in rural Colorado. When she found out about Medical Teams through a colleague in global health,…

Filling the Gaps: Dental Care for the Houseless

A job loss. A broken relationship. An unexpected tragedy. People end up living on the streets for many reasons. Life on the streets is not easy. It pushes people into the margins of society, misunderstood and overlooked because they lack…

All He’s Asking for is Care

Imagine if you lived in a place where the military dictated who had access to health care.Imagine if the only way to get to a hospital was through bribery.Imagine not knowing what to do if your child became sick and…