Canvasback Mission brings expertise to RMI
Our medical and dental health care professionals often say, “We received more than we gave.” Our teams work long hours in less than optimal conditions and they go the extra mile to give our patients excellent care. And many return to the islands time and time again. In this recent article published in the Kwajalein Hourglass, Sheila Gideon, Managing Editor gives recognition to the Canvasback Mission orthopedic and dental team. Our volunteers are committed to giving their God given talents to people who have no hope of receiving this specialized care. Read about our volunteers and the people they helped during the recent mission
The students were surprised that healthy food could taste so good!
When 29 Majuro Island high school students were asked which activity they enjoyed most at the Canvasback Wellness Center some shouted, “Breakfast!” and others said “Music!” They were referring to the aerobic exercises to lively island songs. No one enjoyed the third activity, getting their finger pricked for blood sugar testing.
The breakfast must have seemed very different to these 10th graders from Assumption High whose regular breakfast was donuts and Kool-Aid. They were served orange juice blended with local bananas, cooked barley, oats, beans and greens, banana pancakes, and bran muffins. A fresh array of condiments were available such as; nuts, seeds, raisins, ground flax, applesauce, molasses, and peanut butter. Our bran muffins were made with fresh ground barley flour and rice bran.
The fourth activity was Fun and Games learning about nutrition! Maybe we need to dial up the “fun” part. Nobody voted for this one.