|51st Mission Volunteers
|Chantal & Serge Rene
|Zishan, Nicole, Arshi, Anika Michael
& Carl Vincent
|Amelia, Roger & Ritha Belizaire
|John Travis Reed & Philippe Vidrine
|Suzan & Nicole LeRouge
|51st Mission Families
|Sandra, Charles & Regine Rene
|Atlanta resident & volunteer Jacques Lamothe,
a Valleen, and his mother from Au Tuff
|The photos of the 51st mission are from
volunteer photographer Jeane La Rance
|The Eye Clinic
Carol Aune, Optometrist, Gary St. Armand, Suzan LeRouge
Dr. Anika Michael & Dr. Reynold Monsanto
Dr. Zishan Michael & Dr. Philippe Vidrine
Dr. Roger Belizaire, Dr. Ritha Belizaire, Dr Marie May Louis-Fils, Dr. Charles Rene
Dr. Arshi Michael, Dr. Ricardo Michel, CRNA Danise Pierre
Surgical Mardoscheca Jean Pierre, Circulator Sandra Rene
Dr. Nicole Vincent Michael
|Internal Medicine & Cardiology
Dr. Andre Amy
|Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Charles Rene
Mary Alice De Coursey, CNM
Nevela Allen, Amelia Belizaire, Mary Fauberte Fontaine
Nicole LeRouge, Jeanette Jean Pierre
Mike Beauford, Ultrasound
John Travis Reed, EKG, Phlebotomy
George Laurent, Rob Sharp, Jacques Lamothe, Engineers
|Our work is demanding, but familiar to us. For our patients it is a strange and often
frightening ordeal, and they trust us with their health and their lives. Seeing the
results of our work and the joy it brings to those we help makes the long hours and
hard work worthwhile, and beckons us all to return again and again.
< First elective general
anesthesia patient (thyroid)
Uri and his father visit again >
(perforated bowel from typhoid)
|Much of our work in LaVallee entails more than health care. This trip we had
the honor and pleasure to be ambassadors for the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
and deliver clean water in reusable 5 gallon bottles for 175 families.
The story of this gift may be seen here.
|You may recall this from our 50th mission report:
"When we were leaving Haiti on November 28 it was, as some of you may remember,
with our hearts on crutches, as there was no staff replacement after us and more and
more cholera patients were coming our way."
By the Grace of God and the generous support from our many friends around the world
and in New Orleans, we are thrilled to report that St. Joseph Hospital and the people of
LaVallee de Jacmel will be left in the capable hands of a full time staff physician and
registered nurse: Dr. Walkens Desir and Emerson Pierre, RN.
Dr. Desir comes from Cange in the Plateau Central, and Nurse Pierre is a graduate of
FSIL, in Leogane with whom we have had a long and successful association.
The Cholera epidemic continues to be a problem, and some patients come to us having
contracted the disease locally. But we are now prepared with an isolated treatment area
housed on our newly acquired property and a staff ready to care for them.
|Having completed our work for this 51st Mission, we prepare to leave Haiti
and return to our homes. Before leaving, we will take time for fellowship and
reflection on what we have accomplished and what it means to each of us.
There are no strangers at our banquet table; we are all joined by the spirit of
sharing and filled with expectation of the next mission.
|We never really say goodbye - just "A la prochaine" - "Until next time"
and "Si Dieu veut" - "If God wishes"
|To participate in an AHDH mission, please contact AHDH
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|Dr. Walkens Desir