Haiti Tag

I've returned to something approximating a normal routine after the trip to Haiti. I'll admit to the usual disappointment that "everything," didn't change. By no means did we fix the country, or even come close (not that such was ever our intent). ...

We said our goodbyes this morning, gave away most of our supplies (blankets, sleeping pads, spare clothing, water bottles, etc) to the families still sleeping outdoors in the neighborhood near the clinic, and made our way to the border with the Dominican. We drove the FHM...

Another interesting day is wrapping up down here. We had yet another record breaking day - with 315 patients. This is an all time single day record for Family Health Ministries. Perhaps more interesting, we broke the kilo-patient barrier with our week's...

We just returned from a drive around Cite Soleil and downtown. The devastation there is much, much worse than what we've been seeing around the clinic. We've basically been in a suburb - the houses are spaced a bit further apart and two...

This will be a quick update, because I suspect that I would be asleep long before I could even summarize our entire trip. We're in the 'Blanchard' or 'Terre Noir' neighborhood, perhaps a mile north of Cite Soleil - in Port au Prince. The clinic...

I write this from JFK airport in New York, having successfully gotten out of the house at 5am carrying four duffel bags containing just under 200lbs of (mostly) donated supplies. Our clothing and personal gear are in our carry on luggage. I remain overwhelmed by...

On Friday the 29th of January, I will be taking a week's leave of absence from my day to day responsibilities at Bioteam and traveling to Haiti with a medical relief team. I'll be going with a group called Family Health Ministries. We'll go overland...