Name: Monali Patel
Institution: Monmouth University

Prior to my trip to Ghana, I was nervous and unsure of what to expect out of my journey. After having worked with Blue-Med Africa and traveling to Ho, I can easily say that it was one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences of my life. From playing with soccer with children at the orphanages to shadowing physicians at the local hospital and even wrapping wounds at a cured Leper’s village,

I was able to gain unique experiences that I would not be able to find anywhere else in the world. More importantly, every member of the Blue-Med team along with my host family and even the residents of Ho, welcomed us with open arms and gave us a true Ghanaian experience. While I was a pre-med student during my trip, as a medical student now I am able to truly really appreciate the skills that I acquired during my time in Ghana. It is my hope that I will be able to travel back to Ghana soon enough to work once again with the amazing staff and volunteers of Blue-Med Africa.