Saturday, August 31, 2013

Surgery Saturday brought to you by Abby

Today is Surgery Saturday.  As I sit here at the computer with a fan blowing on me, Jeff, along with 5 students are outside on the sun-beaten front porch 'doing surgery.'

We have a "new tool" that is being used today.  An IV Fluids Pole made of PVC pipe.  This helpful tool was made possible by the sweet donation of Ella's friend, Abby Copple.  Abby spent much of her spring and summer making beautiful bracelets and selling them to raise money for the purpose of donating that money to different ministries.  We stayed with Abby and her family while we were stateside this summer and she decided to make a donation to the cause of Surgery Saturday.  We do a lot of spays and neuters which helps control the animal population in the community.  More so however, it gives us the opportunity to develop relationships with students, like the ones who are here today.  They are learning skills that will allow them to be better veterinarians in the future.

We are thankful for the sweet generosity and thoughtfulness of Abby.

Here are a few snapshots for your viewing enjoyment!

The beautiful Abby Copple.

Just one example of the bracelets that Abby made.

Our "new" surgery suite at the new-to-us house! (Notice the IV pole)

Getting ready to cut!

The IV pole donated by Abby Copple.