Category Archives: Medical Aid to Haiti

My Journey to Haiti: Re-entry into First World Life

It is good to be home.  I mean, really good!  A lot of people have asked me if it was more or less difficult than I imagined.  The conditions in Haiti are significantly worse that I imagined.  I’m just not … Continue reading

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Day 7: “Life is a Cabaret” (except in Haiti)

  We went to Cabaret today. While the name sounds lively and upbeat, it is unfortunately not.  It’s a village in a banana plantation about 20 miles North of Port-au-Prince. There is actually an old water wheel there that dates back … Continue reading

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Days 5 & 6: Lilevois, Sathre and Life on a Medical Mission Trip

We went to Lilevois yesterday. It was about 10-15 miles outside Port-au-Prince and it took us about 1 1/2 hours. You never move more than 10 – 20 miles an hour. The roads are dirt and concrete and filled with … Continue reading

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My Journey to Haiti: Day 4, Life in Tent City Ain’t Pretty

Today was very emotionally draining and the extent of what we saw is just beginning to set in. Quite frankly, I’m not sure it ever “sets in” but I guess you begin to digest it.   We went to Jerusalem, a tent … Continue reading

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My Journey to Haiti: Day 3

Today was supposed to be an in-service day at the clinic that administers the MATH program and then a dry run of the eye clinic and dermatology clinic with the staff.  Instead, we arrived to lines of people waiting to … Continue reading

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My Journey to Haiti: Day 2

Today was totally overwhelming.  In fact, it was so much so that when we came back I fell dead asleep for 20 minutes.  I don’t think I’ve ever crashed that hard at 4:00pm in the afternoon.  It’s amazing how your … Continue reading

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My Journey to Haiti: Day One Complete

We met 4:30am at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Ct and it’s now 8:45pm EST.  It’s been a long but productive day. We took a van service to JFK and then a flight onto Port au Prince.  We were the … Continue reading

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