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By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

CARLI'S MEDICAL JOURNEY

Kimball Grad Provides Care In Impoverished Africa

 

July 7, 2022

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Kimball High School graduate Carli Wurdeman, a biology major in college, poses with schoolchildren she helped care for during her volunteer visit to the African country of Ghana. Below: Carli holds a baby she helped deliver on a moment's notice.

When she landed in Africa, Carli Wurdeman recalled, "I stepped off that plane, and I got slapped in the face."

Carli, a 2020 Kimball High School graduate,was talking about the oppressive heat in Accra, Ghana. Accra is 8 degrees north of the equator.

"I had flown out of Denver, changed planes in New York, then straight to Ghana, and I had on long pants and a hoodie," she explained.

Accra is the capital and largest city in Ghana, located on the southern coast at Gulf of Guinea.

The heat wouldn't be the only shocker that 19-year-old Carli would deal with on her two-week medical journey in Ju...



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