The Art of Debrief

Another code. A different country. Wow. How do you teach and train when the staff you’re working with doesn’t see the value in that life? In the states, we wouldn’t have needed to resuscitate that patient because he wouldn’t have been allowed to get that

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The METI Project

I am extremely excited to announce the launch of the METI Project.  If you’re wondering what I was doing in …

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International Relations

Today, we arrived in Haiti. I have been here before but this is the first trip for my team members . Their reactions varied as we found our guide at the airport. We made our way outside and the heat came over us. We removed

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Pre Trip

As I think back to our visit to Haiti this past January, I can’t help but remember the look on one of the kids’ faces upon our arrival. His name was Michael and he ran up to hug one of our group members, Jamie. He

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Three Years Later

This is likely to be my last post about Haiti for a while.  I’m certainly no expert, nor does my …

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Remembrance and Recovery

Saturday, January 12th marked the 3rd anniversary of the devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti at 4:53pm.  The epicenter …

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a feeling of frustration

January 11th turned out to be a rather hectic day for us in Haiti.  As the next day was the …

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Unexpected Arrival

A note: some may find this post upsetting.  Know that is not my intent, but on some level what you …

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Angels of Light (FWAL)

After visiting Cite Soleil, we returned to our camp and ate lunch.  Sensing that we needed something to restore our …

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Cite Soleil

I don’t know if there are adequate words to describe Cite Soleil.  Poor does not even begin to cover it.  …

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Abandoned

After mass, we were waiting to hitch a ride to St Mary’s Clinic over in the neighborhood of Cite Soleil.  …

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Prayer

Our second day in Haiti started a bit earlier than the first.  Bright and early before sunrise, we awoke to …

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Minor surgery

Prior to the code blue situation, I had seen a young man in the morning who had either a cyst, …

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Code Blue

Walking out of Dr Augustine’s office, one has to walk past the ICU in order to exit the building.  On …

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Recent News

The Great Roof Debate

We left Joe’s house early and began walking through the village. We were beginning our journey to the health-care clinic, but nothing is direct here in Ghana. Our first stop was to visit a ‘concerned citizen’ member’s house. Second, we stopped by

It Takes A Village

As we know from our previous METI Project trips, trust and relationships are the keys to success. We need to build a relationship with our partners to execute any strategy. We have been working on this project for a long time, and