May 30, 2015


Point of View

Walk of Life

MANAGUA - A nurse tends to paper work in the emergency ward in Managua, Nicaragua.
MANAGUA - Surgical candidate Maria Gomez clutches her files and x-rays as she waits for an assessment by the Operation Walk team.
MANAGUA - Maria Gomez is assessed by specialists from the Operation Walk team prior to surgery.
MANAGUA - Patients arrive for an assessment clinic at Hospital Escuela.
MANAGUA - Lucia Moyorga arrives with her son for a pre-operation assessment by the Operation Walk team.
MANAGUA - Patients wait for surgery in the men's ward.
MANAGUA - Prior to the first operation, Dr. Jason Crosby lifts Juan Canda's leg as Surgeon David Heddon watches. Juan was one of the first two patients operated on in Managua by Winnipeg's Op-Walk team.
MANAGUA - A patient waits for bi-lateral surgery to replace both knees.
MANAGUA - Sylvia Vega is wheeled to the OR by the Operation Walk team from Winnipeg.
MANAGUA - (l-r) Surgeon Eric Bohm, Dr. Jon March and Dr. Jason Crosby work on replacing a knee while Nicaraguan surgical nurses watch.
MANAGUA - A nurse carries wrapped sterile instruments to the OR for Winnipeg's Operation Walk team as surgery begins.
MANAGUA - David Heddon at work.
MANAGUA - Steady hands and delicate tools during a knee replacement.
MANAGUA - Surgeons suture a knee after surgery.
MANAGUA - Surrounded by empty beds waiting for the next Op-Walk patients, Sylvia Vega recovers under the care of nurse Elaine Hassan in post-op.
MANAGUA - Sylvia Vega's daughter mirrors her mother's smile after coming to the ward following her operation, the first by the Operation Walk team.
MANAGUA - Families arrive at Managua's Hospital Escuela to visit and support  relatives.
MANAGUA - Sylvia Vega is greeted by smiling visitors as she arrives on the ward after surgery in Managua.
MANAGUA - Suffering in the heat, Lucia Moyorga urges her son to fan her harder after a short walk the day following her surgery.
MANAGUA - Lucia Moyorga is supported by Adian Salonga, left, and Victor Medina as she gets to her feet for the first time following surgery.
MANAGUA - The morning following his surgery, Juan Canda grimaces as he sinks into a chair after his first walk with physiotherapists Ian WIndle, left, and Adrian Salonga. Juan received bilateral surgery.
MANAGUA - The morning after his bilateral surgery, Canda's dress shoes wait for his first walk.
MANAGUA - Canda explores the hallway past his recovery ward under the watchful care of Op-Walk staff in Managua.
MANAGUA - Using a single cane and carrying his crutches, Canda leaves Hospital Escuela for home four days after bilateral surgery.
MANAGUA - Canada walks to his home on the outskirts of Managua four days after receiving bilateral knee replacement surgery.
MANAGUA - Happy to be home at last, a beaming Juan Canda rests by his daughters Cindy, left, and Alycia.
MANAGUA - Security carries AK-47s at Hospital Escuela, a public teaching hospital where care is provided by the government.
WINNIPEG - Stepping carefully out onto his front step, Bill Desjardins waits for his knee replacement surgery at Concordia Hospital.
WINNIPEG - Waiting in pre-op, Bill Desjardins speaks with the Concordia Hospital's pharmacist before knee replacement surgery.
WINNIPEG - Surgeon Dr. Thomas Turgeon checks digital x-rays prior to knee replacement surgery.
WINNIPEG - Nurse Alison Bartel prepares Dr. Thomas Turgeon for knee replacement surgery.
WINNIPEG - Turgeon performs knee replacement surgery at Concordia Hospital.
WINNIPEG - Turgeon performs knee replacement surgery at Concordia Hospital.
WINNIPEG - An open knee is sutured after replacement surgery.
WINNIPEG
WINNIPEG - Nurse Alison Bartel reassures Bill Desjardins prior to moving him to post-op after knee replacement surgery.
WINNIPEG - Sleeping in the post op ICU, Desjardins' vital signs are monitored by a nurse.
WINNIPEG - The morning after, Bill Desjardins is up and moving as physiotherapist  Adrian Salonga coaches him down the hospital ward hall.
WINNIPEG - Bill DesJardins holds the 30 staples used to close the incision made  to replace his right knee.
WINNIPEG - DesJardins makes his way across his living room three weeks after surgery.
MANAGUA - A nurse tends to paper work in the emergency ward in Managua, Nicaragua. -
MANAGUA - Surgical candidate Maria Gomez clutches her files and x-rays as she waits for an assessment by the Operation Walk team. -
MANAGUA - Maria Gomez is assessed by specialists from the Operation Walk team prior to surgery. -
MANAGUA - Patients arrive for an assessment clinic at Hospital Escuela. -
MANAGUA - Lucia Moyorga arrives with her son for a pre-operation assessment by the Operation Walk team. -
MANAGUA - Patients wait for surgery in the men's ward. -
MANAGUA - Prior to the first operation, Dr. Jason Crosby lifts Juan Canda's leg as Surgeon David Heddon watches. Juan was one of the first two patients operated on in Managua by Winnipeg's Op-Walk team. -
MANAGUA - A patient waits for bi-lateral surgery to replace both knees. -
MANAGUA - Sylvia Vega is wheeled to the OR by the Operation Walk team from Winnipeg. -
MANAGUA - (l-r) Surgeon Eric Bohm, Dr. Jon March and Dr. Jason Crosby work on replacing a knee while Nicaraguan surgical nurses watch. -
MANAGUA - A nurse carries wrapped sterile instruments to the OR for Winnipeg's Operation Walk team as surgery begins. -
MANAGUA - David Heddon at work. -
MANAGUA - Steady hands and delicate tools during a knee replacement. -
MANAGUA - Surgeons suture a knee after surgery. -
MANAGUA - Surrounded by empty beds waiting for the next Op-Walk patients, Sylvia Vega recovers under the care of nurse Elaine Hassan in post-op. -
MANAGUA - Sylvia Vega's daughter mirrors her mother's smile after coming to the ward following her operation, the first by the Operation Walk team. -
MANAGUA - Families arrive at Managua's Hospital Escuela to visit and support relatives. -
MANAGUA - Sylvia Vega is greeted by smiling visitors as she arrives on the ward after surgery in Managua. -
MANAGUA - Suffering in the heat, Lucia Moyorga urges her son to fan her harder after a short walk the day following her surgery. -
MANAGUA - Lucia Moyorga is supported by Adian Salonga, left, and Victor Medina as she gets to her feet for the first time following surgery. -
MANAGUA - The morning following his surgery, Juan Canda grimaces as he sinks into a chair after his first walk with physiotherapists Ian WIndle, left, and Adrian Salonga. Juan received bilateral surgery. -
MANAGUA - The morning after his bilateral surgery, Canda's dress shoes wait for his first walk. -
MANAGUA - Canda explores the hallway past his recovery ward under the watchful care of Op-Walk staff in Managua. -
MANAGUA - Using a single cane and carrying his crutches, Canda leaves Hospital Escuela for home four days after bilateral surgery. -
MANAGUA - Canada walks to his home on the outskirts of Managua four days after receiving bilateral knee replacement surgery. -
MANAGUA - Happy to be home at last, a beaming Juan Canda rests by his daughters Cindy, left, and Alycia. -
MANAGUA - Security carries AK-47s at Hospital Escuela, a public teaching hospital where care is provided by the government. -
WINNIPEG - Stepping carefully out onto his front step, Bill Desjardins waits for his knee replacement surgery at Concordia Hospital. -
WINNIPEG - Waiting in pre-op, Bill Desjardins speaks with the Concordia Hospital's pharmacist before knee replacement surgery. -
WINNIPEG - Surgeon Dr. Thomas Turgeon checks digital x-rays prior to knee replacement surgery. -
WINNIPEG - Nurse Alison Bartel prepares Dr. Thomas Turgeon for knee replacement surgery. -
WINNIPEG - Turgeon performs knee replacement surgery at Concordia Hospital. -
WINNIPEG - Turgeon performs knee replacement surgery at Concordia Hospital. -
WINNIPEG - An open knee is sutured after replacement surgery. -
WINNIPEG -
WINNIPEG - Nurse Alison Bartel reassures Bill Desjardins prior to moving him to post-op after knee replacement surgery. -
WINNIPEG - Sleeping in the post op ICU, Desjardins' vital signs are monitored by a nurse. -
WINNIPEG - The morning after, Bill Desjardins is up and moving as physiotherapist Adrian Salonga coaches him down the hospital ward hall. -
WINNIPEG - Bill DesJardins holds the 30 staples used to close the incision made to replace his right knee. -
WINNIPEG - DesJardins makes his way across his living room three weeks after surgery. -

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