Journals from HHPA/HESC 398 Island Health Care: Type 2 Diabetes in the Bahamas January Term 2012
My name is Brody Kadow and I’m currently a senior at Linfield College. I’m majoring in Athletic Training with a Biology minor. I chose Athletic Training because the major gives you a great deal of hands-on experience working with athletes and keeps you involved with sports, which is something I have a passion for. I played football, basketball, and lacrosse in high school and football here at Linfield. I enjoy working with athletes, but I hope to continue my education and become a physician in my future. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my family in Vancouver, WA on our house boat located on the Columbia River. I also enjoy wakeboarding, jet skiing, hiking, and camping. Summer is obviously my favorite time of year! I also really enjoy reading although I hardly find the time to do so as I spend the majority of my time reading boring textbooks. I have two married sisters and three adorable nieces between the two. My parents run a small marina on the Columbia, but are otherwise enjoying retired life. I also have a 3-legged dog who keeps me entertained by watching her hop around our house.
I am really excited for this trip to the Bahamas! It will be a great opportunity to see health care in a different setting. I am most looking forward to getting to know the people of the Bahamas, exploring their culture, and eating their food. Also, spending some time on a beach in the Caribbean isn’t all bad. The problem of diabetes in the Bahamas is significant and we have a great opportunity to educate and possibly make a small difference in the community. I am interested in seeing how receptive the Bahamians are toward our help. I know that this trip will give me many memorable experiences and I am looking forward to getting to know everyone.