Read our volunteers’ stories “Voices from the Clinic”, FOTCOH news, and more!

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A Hectic Day at the Clinic

Today felt more like an emergency department. We saw some serious conditions. One of my early patients of the day had walked a long way on a bad diabetic foot. She had a toe amputated about two weeks ago but the foot was bleeding and very painful. After treatment, she walked home. It is difficult to […]

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The House of Life Meet & Greet and Book Signing in St. Louis

Come join us for a meet and greet and learn more about the work of Friends of the Children of Haiti. Saturday, September 23rd- 10am-12pm 6th North Cafe- Wentzville- 10 Cliff View Dr, Wentzville MO 63385 Saturday, September 23rd- 3pm-5pm 6th North Cafe- Ballwin 14438 Clayton Road, Ballwin MO 63011 Thirty years ago, Dick and […]

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FOTCOH Newsletter Summer 2017

Click the link to read our newsletter: FOTCOH newsletter  

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Meet and Greet with Boyer and Dr. Nelson in Peoria

 Tuesday, September 26th Meet and Greet with Boyer and Dr. Nelson  5:30-8:30 pm The Fieldhouse Bar & Grill 1200 W. Main St Peoria, IL 61606    We encourage you to bring your friends, family, and neighbors to the Meet and Greet to visit with some of our Haitian Staff members and find out more about the […]

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The Annual FOTCOH Golf Outing 2017

The Annual FOTCOH Golf Outing 2017 Monday, September 25th: The Annual FOTCOH Golf Outing Peoria Country Club Lunch and registration are at 11:00 a.m. Shotgun start is at 12:30. We have a few slots left to play golf but they are going fast. The cost to play is $250. You can also join us for […]

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A First-time Volunteer Story

This is my first trip to Haiti. Just getting here was a test of my commitment and endurance. The September team was to leave for Haiti on September 9th. However, Irma got in our way. She shut down the Miami airport and we were unable to leave the US for Haiti. We made another attempt […]

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Forming Lifelong Bonds

Out to crowd, make selections, see and treat. This is the cycle of the clinic day. Most of us start the morning going to the 3rd floor balcony watching the sun rise over this beautiful creation from God. The sun always looks like it is right behind the mountains until you look behind you and […]

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Evidence of Our Love

“You can give without loving, but can not love without giving.”–Robert Lewis Stevenson What does that mean? John 3:16 states, “For God so LOVED the world that he GAVE his only son.” Those that decide to come to Haiti to work at clinic usually all are moved by some passion or desire to genuinely help […]

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Looking Forward to the Week

Today was day one of our trip at the Friends of the Children of Haiti Clinic.  Seven out of the 13 of us were newbies. Fortunately, we have great leaders in Jenna and Chrissy helping show the ropes.  Clearly, the clinic is well known in the neighborhood – people were lined up to be seen starting […]

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Providing Care and Compassion

I am an emergency physician and had the opportunity to volunteer with FOTCOH during my residency. When we had some time off while we moved from California to Texas, I thought it would be a great time to volunteer again. My wife surprised me by immediately volunteering to go as well. I sent off the […]

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