Highlights of the Week

How can our clinic be nearly over?  I have grown to love this clinic with the colorful and cheerful patients and staff.  I was thinking about how comfortable I feel here this morning.  This is my 11th trip. Some highlights of the week were seeing our translator friends and our team member friends again.  It was a […]


Striking Contrasts Are Everywhere . . .

As the evening draws to a close, and I listen to the waves and swat the bugs away from the computer screen, I am reflecting on the contrast all around me. There is so much personal contrast as this is my second trip to Haiti, the first being in 2013. The first time around, I […]


New Windows for the Clinic

After fourteen years of salty sea air, surviving multiple storms and hurricanes and one horrible earthquake, the windows at the clinic were in dire need of replacement.  Many, especially those in the sleeping areas, would not open properly, making sleeping in the hot, humid conditions quite miserable at times. A total of 30 windows on the second and […]


The Most Challenging, Most Rewarding, Thing I Have Done in My Life

This has been such an amazing and surreal experience; I don’t know where to begin! First off, our team of exceptionally smart volunteers are all so loving, compassionate, and helpful. We have a great mix of new and experienced volunteers. This is my first time at FOTCOH, and I am so grateful to be part […]


Work Team Leaves Clinic Gleaming

     The work team’s post was delayed.  They actually finished March 8th.  Here is their wonderful recap of a very productive week, written and submitted by Jane Hense. Here we are at the end of a wonderful week at the clinic, all of us on the work team a little sore but thrilled with the […]


Making a Difference in the Lives of Haitian People

13-Mar-2015 I am so proud to be part of this organization in such a small way. The amount of time, effort, and financial support necessary to keep these clinics running every other month is staggering. Some people solicit corporate sponsorship, some create pockets of sponsorship at their home parishes and work places, some call on friends […]


First Day Down – March 2015

  Hello everyone! My name is Lauren, I am a 4th year medical student from Peoria and this is my first trip to Haiti. This is something that I have always wanted to participate in and I was very fortunate to get the chance to come with the March team. Also as a “newbie” I get […]

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