July 20th, 2011

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Moving Out and Setting Up

*Because there are people outside my friends list interested in this particular series of blogs, they will remain public until the end of August. If you're not interested in this sort of thing, I apologize. There will be a fairly lengthy series of them, postdated and posted over the next couple days.*

RAM DAY 1: Wednesday, July 20th

RAM: Remote Area (Medicine) Clinic. It is an event that takes place in SW Virginia every year to provide much needed dental, vision, and medical services to people who wouldn't otherwise have access to them.

We've been preparing for this moment for months. The thirty or so of us picked for this job meet up at 7:30, a time that most of us would have otherwise been sleeping, and load up our cars. Still rubbing the sleep from our eyes, we drive over to the storage area, where we proceed to unpack two storage rooms filled to the brim with medical supplies and load them into a rental truck. The work is hard, and most of us are sweating through our shirts by the time we finish around 9.

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