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

Having Pride and Enthusiasm for FOTCOH

Each Spring, Kay Shank, a long-time FOTCOH volunteer, is invited to do a presentation on Haiti and the work of FOTCOH by Deborah Erickson at Bradley University. In preparation, Kay creates a powerpoint presentation which walks the class through a typical day at the clinic, while also covering the history of Haiti as a country, […]

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The Reality of Medical Care in Haiti

We are 3 days into a 2-week medical mission trip in Haiti, near Jacmel, where a 2-week clinic is held 6 times per year. I saw a very sick 6-month-old baby today. The mother had no idea how sick this child was. Most likely this small Haitian patient probably had bronchiolitis – resp rate of […]

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You Can Help in Haiti

I am on my 10th trip to Haiti with FOTCOH and am co-leader of this team. I started coming in November of 2010. I still to this day cannot get over the level of poverty in this country. Driving through Port-au-Prince to make our way over the mountains I look at the piles of trash […]

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We can’t plan for all disasters, but together we can help

Dear Friends, This year, we have seen an unprecedented number of natural disasters around the world. From Hurricane Harvey hitting Houston, to Hurricane Irma devastating the Caribbean, and the earthquakes in Mexico, it seemed that every time I turned on the radio, I was hearing about people suffering in the wake of incredible devastation. It […]

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2017 FOTCOH Annual Golf Outing Photos

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Incredible Beauty in Haiti

In Haiti it is easy to focus on the difficulties and disease that you see, smell and hear from the moment you arrive. BUT . . . there is incredible beauty here.  The mountains and ocean are breathtaking. Interestingly, I am not convinced that we are truly any happier here in the U.S. with all […]

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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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