Unfortunately, the people here are so poor and the need for quality health care is so great. The luxury of health care providers and medical tests on demand does not exist. We do what we can, with our limited resources, but we just scratch the surface of need.
The truly amazing aspect to this story, though, is the Haitian people. They should be an inspiration to us all. They travel long distances to reach our clinic, wait in lines for hours and sometimes spend the night outside hoping to get into the next day’s clinic.
This is done with an unbelievable amount of patience. The lines are quiet and orderly. All the patients greet you with a smile, and usually say thank you more than once as they leave to go wait in line again for their medications.
This trip has been a great blessing to me. Life has a new perspective.