Indie Docs Episode 4, Part I: Will and Alisa Copeland + 6, Tenwek Hospital, Bomet, Kenya

Will Copeland graduated residency 3 years ahead of me. Over the course of residency, he and Alisa decided to move with their 5 kids (at the time) to Tenwick Hospital in Kenya. They had a 6th baby in-country. After two years there, they came back for 1 year to raise funds to go back.

This is the article he wrote for the news letter of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) after his first trip to Tenwick.  He followed it with a second article after he had been there a bit. An interview done by Christopher Graffeo, another one of our co-residents, with Will after he was awarded the  AANS Young Neurosurgeons Committee 2018 Public Service Citation Recipient, is a good read as well

The Samaritan’s Purse post-residency program is the funding he used for his first two years.

Check out the family blog,  A Copeland Story, to keep up with them. The Tenwek Hospital Neurosurgery page is here and you can donate to his efforts at the hospital here.

Music from Free Music Archive: “Happy Clappy” by John Bartmann 

Indie Docs Episode 3: Checking in with Joy and Josh, Dr. Sean Dupont Rewind

Here are our thoughts about Sean’s interview and how we plan to apply it to our lives moving forward.  I  tried a new condenser microphone with this one, so some new baby sounds included!

Music from Free Music Archive: “Bouncy Gypsy Beats ” by John Bartmann 

Indie Docs Episode 2: An Interview with Dr. Sean Dupont, general surgery, Niger

Dr. Sean Dupont is someone Joy and I met in residency; he and Joy were general surgery residents together. He and his wife, Heather, decided to spend two years in Niger practicing general surgery almost right out of residency with their three boys. They recently returned to Texas for a few months for the birth of their fourth boy, which is were we caught up with him, before heading back to Niger. He shares his family’s story about how they got to this point, both practically and financially, and about working in Galmi, Niger.

Here are links to some of the resources he mentioned in the podcast including MedSend, SIM, and Samaritan’s Purse. The SIM website for Galmi hospital is here. As Sean mentioned, the website for the America College of Surgeons Operation Give Back has numerous opportunities if you are looking for one.

You can donate to the Dupont family here.

Music from Free Music Archive: “Happy Clappy” by John Bartmann 

Indie Docs The Podcast Episode 1: Meet Joy and Josh

Our first official full episode! Just the basics about us in a reoccurring segment called “Checking in with Joy and Josh” where we will talk about how things are going in our journey and reflect on what we have learned.

Music from Free Music Archive: Monplaisir, “Bass”