Today we here from September Medical Team volunteer, Linda:
“As soon as I stepped outside in Port-au-Prince, it felt like home. Being Ghanaian and having sharp memories of home, Haiti reminded me of the vibrant, lovely and diverse culture of my home but also the fragility that comes with developing nations. I expected to have fun because in every sense I love what I do but I also expected to help and care for people.
I know if it wasn’t for grace, I would be any one of them; the guy who at the age of 25 had to have an indwelling foley and has lost his ability to walk and doesn’t even know why; the grandmother who at the age of 102 still has so much life and grace despite all her growing pains; the blind man who serenaded me with a song after I took care of him; the mother whose twins are underweight because food is scarce even though she tries her best. I could have been any one of them or it could have been my grandma or uncle or friend. It’s such a blessing for me to see them and to be able to be a blessing unto through FOTCOH. I don’t think anyone can understand how important this organization is in giving people a chance unless they have lived in a place where basic healthcare is scare. It has been a humbling experience. Every night here, I pray and thank God for using me and the amazing team I am with to be his hands and feel for the people of Haiti.”
Thank you, Linda, for your dedication to FOTCOH and for sharing your story!
How can you get involved in helping children and adults in Haiti?
You can help us provide life-saving support to the Haitian population in and around our medical clinic in a few different ways.
One way is by becoming a volunteer. Volunteer teams from the U.S. travel to Haiti to provide support for the most impoverished people in Haiti, who otherwise would have no access to medical care or wellness education of any kind. Team volunteers work side-by-side with experienced FOTCOH personnel, treating people who otherwise will go without any medical attention. All volunteers return home with a sense of experience and satisfaction unmatched in other endeavors.
Another way is by donating to FOTCOH. Funds go to purchasing medications, surgical supplies, and supporting our Medika Mamba program for malnourished Haitian children.