A group of volunteers arrived with medical equipment this week from Global Links via the Rubicon Team who are working with All Hands www.hands.org My face lit up at the colostomy bags! We were able to sort the stuff and deliver in an hour to Dominica Cancer Society, Roseau Health Centre and the Ambulance Station......Everyone happy, the donors wanted to get the things to first responders and the receivers put the them straight into use. blood pressure monitors, IV equipment, thermometers and gloves.
We were even able to send a package of colostomy bags to a man who, last week had travelled two hours on a bus to come and see me. I was so sad to see his huge bag taped to his ostomy and to have to send him away to buy at the hospital for ten dollars a bag. Can you imagine reusing colostomy bags? and sticking them on with masking tape? The Rubicon water engineer will have a story to tell from being the courier too.
I think that Lifeline will possibly end up the "go to" place for colostomy supplies! please keep them coming!