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The Badulak Family: A Heart of Gold for El Salvador

El amor al necesitado, el querer ayudar al prójimo, demostrar que existen muchas personas de gran corazón para nuestros compatriotas es algo muy importante para la familia Badulak, así lo señalan el Dr. Andrew y Stephanie, una pareja de estadounidenses residentes en Pensilvania, Estados Unidos y que desde hace 15 años han viajado a El Salvador.

Doctors Andrew and Stephanie Badulak have been offering their services to the people of El Salvador over the last 15 years.  They have sought donations from their own communities to help the most needy while Comandos hosted and mediated their medical expertise. Their children, Alexander and Julia always accompanied when possible after they founded Doctors of the Americas and were able to unite medical students and optometrists for their cause.

Stephanie Badulak, has stated that they will continue to help as long as the need continues.

“Hemos enseñado a nuestros hijos que el ayudar a los necesitados es algo muy importe, dar amor, es algo que hemos demostrado a ellos, creo que no hay mejor regalo que ellos continúen con esta gran obra que tenemos con los Comandos de Salvamento”, afirma Stephanie mientras su esposo el Dr. Badulak afirma que está enamorado de las pupusas.

“we have taught our children to help those in most need, to give unconditional love while alongside the Comandos de Salvamento while my spouse Dr. Badulak will continue to love las pupusas.

Alexander Badulak first came to El Salvador while young and now returns as a physician.
Robert McCaw handing out donated clothing in San Carlos Lempa.
Julia Badulak McCaw.
Robert and Julia McCaw.
Doctors of the Americas in San Juan Tepezontes, Departamento de La Paz.

Dr. Andrew Badulak chief of missions.
Dr. Andrew Badulak thanks comandos de salvamento for an accomplished mission 2017.
Doctores de las Américas in el Cantón El Escobal de San Luis La Herradura.
Stephanie Badulak at Cantón El Escobal de San Luis La Herradura.
Familia Badulak.
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Doctors of the Americas Long Standing Mission to El Salvador

Dr. Andrew Badulak,chief leader of Doctors of the Americas.

Love for their fellow man is the main reason Doctors of the Americas exists. They exchange sadness for a wonderful smile via medication or clothing donations.

For the last 15 years, Comandos de Salvamento have hosted Doctors of the Americas for health brigades that include ophthalmology and general health consults for the poor of El Salvador.

Young Medical students join this group in the United States, and some stay on as permanent volunteers throughout their professional career. Jóvenes médicos que se unen a esta organización en los Estados Unidos y que ocupan sus vacaciones para poder llegar al país y realizar dichas jornadas, sin importar la distancia ni las incomodidades con las que se cuenta para poder realizar su trabajo, ellos siempre están dispuestos a servir. Dr. Usaima Sidiqi, spouse of Andrew, accompanied him this year.

Said doctors from the USA also do small surgeries, and give out toys to needy children that are waiting for other family members that are having consults.

Dr. Farhan Shah doing a small surgery in  San Carlos Lempa, during the health brigade in collaboration with Comandos.

Julia Badulak returns to El Salvador after 9 years with spouse Robert McCaw.
Dra. Usaima Sidiqi with her fracture, takes a rest in San Carlos Lempa.

Another small surgery in San Miguel Tepezontes.

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Optomotrists Helping Salvadorans

Dr. Eileen Howard and Dr. Audrey Chen.

Cuando el corazón de una mujer es para todos es lo más bonito y mejor aún cuando es para el pueblo salvadoreño. When a woman’s heart loves all, it is even more powerful when that energy goes towards the people of El Salvador. Doctors Eileen Howard and Audrey Chen met eachother with this same vision while working together in collaboration with Comandos de Salvamento during health brigade work in marginalized areas of El Salvador.

Dr. Chen first volunteered in 2011 and then 2 years later invited then student Howard and they have collaborated ever since with Doctors of the Americas.

 The students themselves pay to travel to El Salvador to help the most needed.

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Ophthalmology Health Brigades Start

Students from the California school of Optometry and volunteers of Médicos de las Américas began some health brigade consults along side Comandos de Salvamento within some marginalized communities of Nejapa, north of San Salvador.

This collaborative relationship has assisted in thousands of people obtain vision healthcare. Later this week other members from Médicos de las Américas will start health brigades throughout the country to assist geriatric, youth and children.

Along with free vision consults, Comandos pharmaceutical professionals will be on hand with family care providers to offer general health consultations.

A U.S. Opthamologist taking time on her vacation to coordinate care in solidarity with Comandos de Salvamento.

Students from the California Optometry School are in charge to check in patients.

 Free glasses are donated to patients after the initial vision consult.

Physician Eileen Howard putting a pair of glasses to good use.

A Comando health professional cultural liaison assists in healthcare support .

Students from the California school of Ophtamology do fundraising to get donated glasses to give out in El Salvador.

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Patron Saint Days Vacation Ends

Comandos again participate in the yearly procession of the Salvador del Mundo.

CDS does their yearly carrying of Salvador del Mundo from the Basílica del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús to the Central Metropolitan Cathedral in downtown San Salvador.

More than 50 Comandos carrying the weight.

The procession going along the Calle Rubén Darío in downtown San Salvador.

The new cardinal, Gregorio Rosa Chávez and the archbishop of San Salvador Monseñor José Luis Escobar Alas.

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Prepared for the Transfiguration Event

CDS will have more than 500 volunteers and 25 ambulances ready at the annual transfiguration event in downtown San Salvador.

Socorristas de Comandos de Salvamento listos para la transfiguración del Divino Salvador del Mundo.

Patrullaje de Comandos de Salvamento en Feria Consuma.

Foto para el recuerdo.

Stand de Comando de Salvamento en pabellón 4 Feria Consuma.

 

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CDS Present at the Comercio Parade

Comandos de Salvamento dio seguridad pre hospitalaria durante el Desfile del Comercio que recorrió desde la Plaza Beethoven hasta las instalaciones del Parque Cuscatlán, donde miles de capitalino.

Comandos offered prehospital care support to attendees of the Comercio parade.  Since early morning the public has gathered to watch the colorful event.

Más de un centenar de voluntarios de Comandos de Salvamento participaron en el Desfile del Comercio.

Vigilancia de las carrozas para evitar accidentes.

Bellas reinas luciendo sus carrozas.

La alegría de personajes.

Bandas de paz.

Malabares.

Alegres payasos.

Bellas cachiporras.

Los viejos de agosto.

Refrescándose.

Disfrutando en familia.

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