On March 19 Payton Moore returned to share her story of her medical mission to Cambodia.
Two-time Service Above Self Award winner Payton Moore returned to share the story of her greatest accomplishment to date: a medical mission to Cambodia a year ago.
Payton spent nearly two weeks with a 30-member team of doctors, nurses, dentists, pediatricians and lab techs visiting different sites throughout Cambodia.  In 5 clinic days their team saw and worked with over 1000 patients with ailments including from hypertension, TB, chicken pox, diabetes, hookworm, scabies and a range of back, knee and joint pains.  It was excruciating to hear of the hip dysplasia corrected without anesthetic and tragic to see the young man who would lose an eye to a parasitic worm.
It was not all work as the team had a chance to tour a number of historic sites including a palace, a temple and the notorious S21  prison that fed the "killing fields".
The trip was life-changing for Payton who will be studying nursing at either the University of Pittsburgh or Purdue in the Fall.  Payton also thanked our Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club for the $1000 provided to support her trip.  The money helped purchase medical supplies and some toys to provide the children she visited with.
Thanks for your service, Payton!  We are certain that you will many more significant contributions in the future.