A dream of a dishwasher and a dance
Submitted by CAMO on Thu, 01/19/2012 - 12:21pm
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...