They Wait Hours, Sometimes Days

Our lives are a journey…we are all given different paths to choose. I am grateful that I said yes to coming to Haiti with FOTCOH. The people have truly been an inspiration. The patience I have witnessed by the people waiting hours, sometimes days with little food or water…the elderly with their walking sticks struggling to […]

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It’s Why I Knew I Had to Come Back

A little girl around 2 years old was waiting for another volunteer to return with her dossiers. Using the little French I could remember from high school, I called her “une belle enfant” – “a beautiful child“. Her mother (or other relative) who was holding her smiled. Then the elderly woman behind her said “Et […]

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Are You the Mother?

“As a woman, I have no country, As a woman, I want no country, As a woman, the whole world is my country.” –Virginia Woolf Meet Joseph. He is a five year old, healthy, little boy from Cyvadier, Haiti.  He presented to the clinic today to be seen for scabies with a young woman. I […]

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Life Has a New Perspective

      I arrived in Haiti on my rookie trip as a medical provider with Friends of the Children of Haiti. As an Anesthesiologist in Bloomington, IL., I was concerned that I would struggle with this new type of medical practice. These concerns evaporated quickly on the first clinic day. Within the first several hours of […]

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