Team Leader Travis Jones sent the following update from Haiti on May 22: Sue and I flew into the airport through thick grey clouds. Reneau, who had arrived on an earlier flight, watched thirty minutes of heavy rain shortly before our plane landed. Almost immediately
We arrived early at St. Luke’s on Thursday, as it was one of our two Clinic days for this week. There were almost 400 patients for the Clinic or the ED alone. Nicole worked in Triage, ensuring that the patients were placed in the right
We started with Mass at 0700. Many of us are not religious, but that’s not why you attend Mass here. Father Rick Frechete, one of the founders of St. Luke’s, holds Mass each morning to honor the dead appropriately. The Mass, unfortunately, is a daily funeral.
We woke up early on our second day in Haiti. It was the first day of training and we would be busy from start to finish. We walked the mile to St. Luke’s Hospital; we were covered in dust by the time we got there.
Day Two started out great; we got to the hospital and went on rounds with the doctors. I saw my friend Dimitry, who works on physical therapy with patients. Before I left last time, he asked if we could help get more training for him
We finally made progress. About 350 patients started lining up this morning at 0400. They have a number system here to decide how many patients are seen. Chief complaint determines whether a person is seen by a doctor or not. The patients are smart enough
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