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Is Pain Only A State of Mind?

posted on February 25th, 2014 by |

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Is Pain Only A State of Mind? So yesterday a friend asked me this as I had my elbow firmly pressed in his ass (that sounds so much funnier than “as I applied compression to his tight Piriformis muscle).  Good question!!! We have all experienced “pain” in varying  degrees at one time or other. In […]

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Hump Day: Week 2

posted on January 29th, 2014 by |

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  Week 2: What a great start to a week. Although my feet still aren’t moving properly, I have learned that “I can pack a punch”. Training sessions have moved from skipping and burpies to work on the bags…I love this. I had the pleasure of shadow boxing with Lena on Saturday, we both got […]

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Definitely worth fighting for…

posted on February 10th, 2012 by |

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I started writing this on the plane flying back from Cambodia, after spending two days at The Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) and The Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity (CASC) in Phnom Penh. Reading it back to myself later I quickly realised that what I thought was a thought-provoking, meaningful and accurate narrative of my time in […]

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Visit to CSC (Children’s Surgical Centre) – Rachael Marshall

posted on March 16th, 2010 by |

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Right so here goes my first ever blog type thingy: We all set off early (4am) on Monday morning, we being: myself, Ian, Anson, Jarred and Joely (Anson’s 16 year old daughter). The gang arrived In Phnom Phen after, what has to be said a very enjoyable…yes that’s right enjoyable…smooth, non-traumatic flight. The first thing […]

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Happy New Year and what a year awaits!

posted on January 5th, 2010 by |

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Happy New Year everyone! What a fantastic year 2009 was, with over 4000 people attending Vanda’s five sell out events in Singapore and Hong Kong and a fantastic $173,000 USD raised for Children’s Surgical Centre in Cambodia. This amount ensured over 1200 children in Cambodia received operations that they wouldn’t have received otherwise.  We were […]

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Day 4 – Children’s Surgical Centre

posted on August 20th, 2009 by |

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The familiar drive through the chaos that is Phnom Phen was now becoming pedestrian knowing what would be waiting at the other end. We knew this was the last day and we knew what cases were due for theatre as we had been part of the consulting process the day before as well as the […]

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Day 3 at Children’s Surgical Centre

posted on August 18th, 2009 by |

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Day 3 started with our arrival at CSC just after 8am. There was already a mix of about 80 people outside waiting to be either seen by the doctors or getting ready for surgery. The morning started with a trip around the wards. Dr Jim and his doctors assess each patient and continue to plan […]

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