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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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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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An Answer To My Prayers

Hi my name is Anna, I am one the newbies  on the March 2016 team. I would love to share with you the experiences I have personally encountered on this mission trip. For years I have felt called to mission work. This team has been an answer to my prayers. As a non-medical volunteer (and an aspiring […]

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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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