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How One Couple Brought Health Care to Haiti

How One Couple Brought Health Care to Haiti  

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Hurricane Matthew Update

HURRICANE MATTHEW UPDATE In the midst of such terrible destruction and loss of life in the western part of Haiti, our hearts are breaking for this country that continues to suffer unbelievable catastrophes. This latest natural disaster brings back horrible memories of the 2010 earthquake where so many lost their lives and hundreds of thousands […]

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FOTCOH Fall Newsletter

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Smiles All Around!

So this is my tenth trip with FOTCOH.  I have worked in Oral Surgery for 5 years and I have done the dental side but I have also done the medical side.  I have so much love for both sides of the clinic.  I get to see and experience so many different things. While both […]

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But I Made A Difference For That One

The trip was exhausting! An early flight and long van ride over 300 hair pin turns from Port Au Prince to Jacmel were just the beginning. Just after dinner, on the eve of our clinic opening, the whole team was sitting in the dining area. Dr. Trainor, our team leader and a pediatrician who frequently […]

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A Simple Act of Kindness

Gratitude, a simple act of kindness which changes the lives of so many.  This is what I have experienced everyday while volunteering in Haiti. No matter how insignificant we may think our actions may be, the insurmountable impact is not only on them, but also on all of the FOTCOH volunteers.  They are appreciative for any […]

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Victories and Struggles

“Pa du quoi” (pa dekwa) – you’re welcome. Elizabeth asked me, “So are you learning more than you ever thought?” The answer will be yes every time. However, today it’s more focused on public health operations, both the victories and the struggles. A huge victory is how organized things are. So far, clinic has run smoothly. Our […]

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FOTCOH And Bubbles Bring Joy

This is the sixth time I’ve been blessed to be part of a FOTCOH team. To see such happiness for such a small thing as a pair of used sandals or a hair tie is a reminder of what we have. Medical care given to those who would otherwise have none. A picture says a 1000 words! Bubbles are a universal language […]

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Day 1: Haiti Is A Dichotomy

We landed at the airport early in the morning, around 0800 and it was already full of life. A local band was playing, families were rushing around. So far, Haiti is a dichotomy. Beautiful, yet rough. Traveling through Port Au Prince was definitely dirty and there were animals wandering everywhere, folks dodging traffic, busy claustrophobic outside markets, […]

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FOTCOH Continues To Impact Young Lives

Prince Jamesly is a 7month old male that we first met at our May clinic when he was 5 months old and only 3.58kg. At that visit he was very weak with fever and cough and had poor motor tone. Mom was unable to breastfeed. The provider gave him formula to allow for weight gain […]

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