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About Kelly Suter

Regnum Christi member Kelly Suter is a nurse currently serving in emergency relief services in Nepal. Last year, she worked in Liberia, helping treat patients suffering from Ebola. She also has served as an RC Mission Corps missionary for two years and has participated in Mission Youth missions. Besides her work in West Africa, she has worked on relief missions in Haiti, Sudan and East Timor. Kelly was featured in several past articles on the Regnum Christi website.

Nepal Update 4

The rainy season in Nepal usually starts in June, but this year heavy showers and winds began to make intermittent appearances starting the beginning of May. At home, I look forward to listening to the gentle sound of rain falling … Continue reading

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Nepal Update 3

The field coordinator and I started the week off with assessments while the medical team took a day off to rest. The goal of these assessments was to survey different locations in Dhading district to discover areas that have not … Continue reading

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Kelly Suter — Nepal Update 2

The daily aftershocks continue here in Nepal, though so frequently that, at times, I wonder if I am only imagining the ground moving beneath my feet. Regardless, our mobile medical units continue to fly into logistically challenging, but extraordinarily stunning … Continue reading

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Kelly Suter: first report from Nepal

Emergency relief work has given me the opportunity to explore many different places and experience many different cultures. Nepal is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful countries I have ever seen. Matching that beauty is a culture of … Continue reading

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Kelly Suter: report 7 from West Africa

Happy belated New Year! This past Christmas and New Year, by far, were the strangest I have ever had. Christmas was spent working and then eating grilled chicken, French fries and dancing with my Liberian colleagues and some of the … Continue reading

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Christmas…Liberia…Ebola

I hope this finds you well! I am sorry my updates have been sporadic — life in West Africa has been an adventure that changes daily. Over a week ago Korto — an Ebola survivor — and her three-month-old daughter, … Continue reading

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Liberia 5: from the Ebola Treatment Unit

Over the past three weeks we have seen record highs and record lows in patient numbers. Our record high number of patients began shortly after a young man — infected with Ebola — fled from Monrovia. Due to being in … Continue reading

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Liberia Update — November 12

Another week has come and gone here in West Africa. As remnants of the rainy season disappear, the heat and humidity seem to be climbing rapidly. Of course, this means there are now more insects, more scorpions, more snakes and … Continue reading

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Small Victories in West Africa

With each passing week, these updates seem more difficult to write. Only so much can fill a single letter and so many faces, so many stories, so much hope, and so much sadness fills each day here in Liberia. Providing … Continue reading

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By Virtue of Being Human

This is the second letter in a series from Regnum Christi member Kelly Suter about her nursing work with Ebola patients in West Africa. Her first letter was published on the Regnum Christi website. (Click here to read it.) Dear … Continue reading

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