In 2008, a Connecticut team from Medical Ministry International traveled for a week to the Dominican Republic. Their purpose was to provide medical care to a remote village in the local clinic. Patients were offered free medical care from routine eye and skin exams, to the delivery of a baby and life-saving surgeries. The team worked often without electricity, relying on the assistance of a generator, along with long hours and little sleep.
The medical team consisted of medical technicians, medical students, nurses, doctors and surgeons, all of whom donated their time free of cost. In the course of a week, hundreds of people received much-needed medical care, and several lives were saved by the heroic actions of the staff.