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Byron D.

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Haiti Clinic
June 27, 2011

I have never worried about drinking fresh water, buying clothes, walking down the street or even finding something to eat for breakfast. I have medical care whenever and whereever I chose. I shower in clean water every day and put on clean clothes every morning.

These simple facets of life are gone when you land in Haiti. You quickly realize that life is possible without them, but the comforts that they provide make life that much more secure.

As a physician, I traveled to Haiti three times in the last year and a half and each time brought several friends and colleagues down to help, learn and serve. The personal struggles that we carried were left at the airport as we saw what others were experiencing. Just to meet, serve and participate in the health care of the Haitian people was incredible.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

providing care to people that would have otherwise not had any medical care. This was as simple as giving Tylenol to a child with a fever, all the way to providing minor surgery on an adolescent with an abscess on his head.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

force every health care provider to spend at least one week in Haiti as part of their ongoing certification. For a health care provider to not have the ability to share their medical gifts with such a deserving popluation is a shame. We should all be able to help out- if even for a short time.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I helped take care of over 1900 Haitians in need of medical care during my three trips to Haiti.