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

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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A New Perspective

It’s funny how you can look out one window at the clinic and be overwhelmed by the stunning scenery…the sapphire blue ocean, the majestic palm trees and almond trees, the clear blue sky. Then you look out another window upon the dozens of poverty-stricken people lined up, desperate for help…whether it be for their high […]

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It’s Easy to Love a Child

It’s easy to love a child. They are vulnerable. They’re small, often helpless, and totally depend on others for survival. It’s written in our DNA to help and love children. This instinct transcends time, place and culture. It’s easy to love the children of Haiti. Each day here at FOTCOH, I see many children–some doing […]

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Maria’s First Clinic

Today is my second day in Haiti. I’m a first timer here so it is very nice to see how many people have been committed to this medical mission for so long. I have done medical missions before but this is my first time volunteering at a place that has continuity. As someone who wants […]

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The House of Life: The Story of Dick and Barb Hammond

Read the remarkable story of the founders of FOTCOH! Order your copy today! www.shelleybriggscallahan.com 

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