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A dream of a dishwasher and a dance

 

By Bobbie Randall

Special to The Daily Record (September 28, 2011)

Nearly 20 years ago Kathy Tschiegg, a nurse from Orrville, dreamed of helping people at the hospital in Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras. She had spent time working in the primitive medical facility as a Peace Corps volunteer. Upon her return home the dream grew into the not-for-profit organization called Central American Medical Outreach, otherwise known as CAMO.

Three years ago, a dream was planted in my head to improve the food service for the patients in the Santa Rosa hospital. As a CAMO volunteer and a dietitian, I recognized the improvements to the kitchen that had been made a few years prior needed updating.

The food delivery system and food sanitation safety was a top priority. A dishwasher had been procured, along with serving trays, to supply specific medical nutrition therapy to each patient, and were shipped to the CAMO Warehouse in Orrville. Last Saturday evening a delightful dinner and dance was held to fund this needed equipment that will improve food service and the nutritional needs of the patients in the hospital...

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