Update from St. Lucia

August 17, 2009 —

Well, we made it to St. Lucia! We are staying in a dorm on the hospital grounds. The people here seem very nice and I am looking forward to working in the P.T. department. I went to a Catholic Church service tonight at the hospital chapel. It was nice. Tomorrow we are going to go out and explore the island.

Hello from Lindsay, Katie and Ashley! We had a great day exploring the southern part of St. Lucia today. We toured a botanical garden, a beautiful estate, saw the ruins of an old volcano and spent time swimming in the Caribbean. We start working tomorrow morning! Ms. Newton did a great job driving us around today, however the roads are very narrow and they drive on the other side of the road. We had a few close calls…but we are all ok.
More to come!

Lindsay Dean is a D.P.T. student in the class of 2010. Her husband Mike works at DMU and they live in Indianola with a cute lab mix, Dallas. She enjoys music, exercise and being outdoors.

In August 2009, she will travel to St. Lucia and work at St. Jude’s hospital where she looks forward to experiencing a new culture, treating patients and bringing new ideas to the physiotherapy staff.