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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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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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Elevation Living Article about FOTCOH volunteers

Please take the time to read the article about two of our longtime volunteers, Sharon and Garron Lukas! elevation_living_nov16

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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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Every Day Brings New People and Situations

As I type this, many Americans are settling in to watch the NBC Red Nose Day Comedy Special. Great Britain has been observing Red Nose Day for several years, but this is the first one for the US. The purpose of Red Nose Day is to draw attention to children in poverty around the world, […]

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Ever Present Graciousness and Dignity

The Haitian cities appear chaotic to an American. Traffic flies in all directions, pedestrians and stray dogs wander into the streets, only imminent collision will cause another driver to yield. The Haitian mountain roads offer blind curves, steep drop offs, unmarked lanes and motorbikes commanded by fearless young men. The Haitian people are commonly impoverished, […]

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People Waited All Night Outside the Clinic Gates

We’re into our second week of clinic now and things are proceeding smoothly; by now we all know our roles and what needs to be done every day. This is my first time here with FOTCOH and the first week was a lot to take in: a few really heartbreaking cases of seriously underweight babies, […]

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