A bundle of energy with depth
Friday afternoon 5:10 pm. It gets pleasantly quiet at the Diospi Suyana Hospital. However, four patients are still waiting for their gurneys in the emergency room. Throughout the day, nurse Henriette Söll worked as a team with Dr. Martina John. “We’ve been quite busy,” says the young native of Baden-Württemberg, laughing, “over 30 patients were treated by us today!”
Henriette has been living in Peru for a year. After completing her language schooling, she enthusiastically entered the clinic’s daily routine. Emergency department, intensive care unit and endoscopy. In these areas, she swirls and there she gives her best. How does it actually happen that such a talented nurse leaves the daily routine of the Augsburg University Hospital to practice her profession in the Andes of South America?
Flashback: In 2016 and 2018, she made two extended trips through Asia. Her stops were Thailand, Laos, the Philippines, India, East Timor and Indonesia. In these countries, she saw human need abound at every turn. And one question kept running through her mind, “Why am I so blessed and so many others have to suffer?” Henriette found the answer for herself and wrote the following lines to Diospi Suyana in the summer of 2020:
“For some time now, I have become aware that medical care should not be reserved only for first-world countries. I am convinced that we can only strive for a more just world according to God’s ideas if everyone makes himself available according to his own possibilities. That, I think, is the mission of all of us…!” Whoever puts such statements on paper is, of course, right at home at Hospital Diospi Suyana. A woman who sees, thinks and acts! It fits the picture that she was involved in the scouting movement as a leader for a long time. Every day a good deed! Henriette’s interpretation of the slogan of the youth movement today is a bit extreme. She has helped, comforted and encouraged over 30 times. /KDJ