Time is flying by, it's hard for me to comprehend that we only have three full days left. Yesterday was our second to last day in the townships and we spent it visiting patients in their homes. I saw two different homes. In one home I met a woman named Ana and her three-year-old son Joshua. Joshua was suffering from extreme burns that he had received a week earlier when he tipped the teakettle over on him. He was bandaged up pretty well and he was not very happy. Ana on the other hand was delighted to see us; especially after she found out we were American. She kept saying how honored she was to meet us and wanted us to take pictures of her and to never forget her. "Don't forget me, don't forget Ana, pray for me, pray for me". We kept trying to tell her we were the ones honored to meet her and be invited into her home. The second patient I met was a man who has had cancer for 13 years and is living with his niece. He had recently turned 70 years old. The family who all lived in the house was a woman with two daughters, a granddaughter and her uncle. This home was one of the bigger homes I had seen; it had two bedrooms and was decorated with a lot of pictures. They also had a baby kitty that was about the size of my palm that I instantly fell in love with. It also broke my heart because I think it was way too young to be away from its mother.
In the afternoon yesterday we rode the cable car up to Table Mountain. It was stunning and pictures will never do it justice so everyone needs to go experience it first hand. The views were absolutely breathtaking. You could see the vastness of the mountain range, the oceans and Cape Town and all its surrounding areas. I just walked around taking photos of different views and talked with others. When looking out into the ocean it looked like the sky and water just melted together, it was amazing.
We ended the evening as a group with a talking circle and then five of us went down to Long Street for dinner. I split a huge hamburger with chips (French fries) and had an Oreo shake (which was good but not as good as Annie's Shakes)
Today we have the day off and I am going to the beach!