Reflections on Day 3

Today, we drove to Pine Ridge to perform physical exams for the officers and Administrative staff at the Department of Justice. While driving, we listened to a local radio station. The announcers were talking about an educational opportunity for anyone owning horses or wanting to know more about caring for horses (feeding, immunizations, etc.). In … Continue reading Reflections on Day 3

New (Learning) Experiences

After our late first night, we woke up bright and early for our first day at Wanblee. Our preparations on Monday as well as Tuesday included multiple cups of coffee (we were spoiled thanks to Char’s Keurig and barista skills), a hearty breakfast (thanks to Dr. Thurman’s wife Ann for grocery shopping), and a lunch … Continue reading New (Learning) Experiences

The Expedition

First, let me introduce you to the team. We have Dr. Thurman, lead of the trip and part of the Pine Ridge leadership team for Global Partners, a family medicine doctor at Gundersen. We have Charlene, a former urgent care nurse who is now an instructor for the nursing program at Western Technical College. Stacy, … Continue reading The Expedition

One Adventurous Day

Today was a very adventurous day. I first got to sleep in and catch up a little bit on my sleep that I longed for! We had a nice breakfast and then headed out for Custer State Park here in South Dakota. When we first got there we learned about the Tatonka or in other … Continue reading One Adventurous Day

Twisted Adventure

4:15 AM and my alarm went off to start the day, (you may think I’m crazy but I think waking up early is way worth a new experience gained). At 4:45 Mr. McDonald and 6 of his little “farm animals” ventured out to capture the beauty of the Badlands. We traveled about a half an hour to chase … Continue reading Twisted Adventure