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Haiti-My first Medical Mission I'm helping Midwives for Haiti to educate skilled birth attendants. Haiti has the highest mortality rate in the Western Hemisphere. Here is where I will write daily journals of my adventure.

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Day 15

Thursday, 26 Oct 2017 | Views [223]

Day 15~ The long day traveling home. An early morning wake up at 6am is dreaded. I want to roll over and go to back to sleep and I also don’t want to face the day. I’m not looking forward to leaving Haiti and I’m also not ... Read more >

Tags: the long day traveling home


Day 14

Thursday, 26 Oct 2017 | Views [175]

Day 14~ Last clinical day for the Skilled Birth Attendants, Bassin-Zim waterfall, Packing to go Home and Break Time Disco A day to sleep in and of course that doesn’t happen. I hear Ali wake up and I am not able to go back to sleep. I look ... Read more >

Tags: bassin-zim waterfall, last clinical day for the skilled birth attendant, packing to go home and break time disco


Day 13

Thursday, 26 Oct 2017 | Views [175]

Day 13~ Last clinical day at the hospital, buying souvenirs, orphanage   Time to get up and drink some coffee. I eat some toast and a banana and let the coffee wake me up. I have my bag packed already and it doesn’t take long for ... Read more >


Day 12

Thursday, 26 Oct 2017 | Views [136]

Day 12~Giant Papaya’s, fundraising for a moto, mobile clinic, home visits, caught in a rain storm and dance lessons.   I wake up and step out of bed. Instantly, I feel my right calf is sore. Those dance lessons have me hurting lol.... Read more >

Tags: caught in a rain storm and dance lessons, fundraising for a moto, giant papaya’s, home visits, mobile clinic


Day 11

Thursday, 26 Oct 2017 | Views [106]

Day 11~ Hospital, salsa lessons, lightning storm, Direct Relief boxes, family style dinner.   Another typical morning and I wake up to my girls getting up. I get up and head out to coffee. I really don’t want to talk to anyone until ... Read more >

Tags: direct relief boxes, family style dinner, hospital, lightning storm, salsa lessons


Day 10

Thursday, 26 Oct 2017 | Views [116]

Day 10~ Hospital, Relax and Azul Feeding Center   It’s time to wake up but I’m really tired. I don’t want to get up. I want to sleep. But I drag my butt out of bed and go get coffee. I’m not really hungry so I ... Read more >

Tags: hospital, relax and azul feeding center


Day 9

Thursday, 26 Oct 2017 | Views [225]

Day 9~ Road trip for everyone, kitties, rural hospital, picnic in a cockfighting ring, building a cactus fence and a night out at the Haitian disco   Sunday morning, a day to sleep in. But again, it doesn’t happen for me. Coffee ... Read more >

Tags: building a cactus fence and a night out, kitties, picnic in a cockfighting ring, road trip for everyone, rural hospital


Day 8

Thursday, 26 Oct 2017 | Views [145]

Day 8~ A relaxing Saturday, Market and an evening walk   A morning to sleep in but of course that doesn’t happen. I wake up and do my usually morning routine. Coffee and breakfast. I have a package of instant oatmeal, it hits ... Read more >

Tags: evening stroll, relaxing saturday, trip to market


Day 7

Monday, 16 Oct 2017 | Views [195]

Day 7~ Morning walk, Matron training, Waterfall adventure, evening stroll with Haitian children, and game night   No need for an alarm, I am not able to sleep in. I wake up and head out to the kitchen. Grab some coffee and something to eat.... Read more >

Tags: game night, matron training, morning and evening walk, waterfall


Day 6

Monday, 16 Oct 2017 | Views [197]

Day 6~ Hospital, home visits and making matron kits.   Up and at it. I get up and head out to the kitchen for coffee and breakfast. After I have woken up and had a couple cups of coffee, I head back to the room and get ready. Before long, ... Read more >

Tags: home visits making matron kits, hospital


Day 6

Monday, 16 Oct 2017 | Views [166]

Day 6~ Hospital, home visits and making matron kits.   Up and at it. I get up and head out to the kitchen for coffee and breakfast. After I have woken up and had a couple cups of coffee, I head back to the room and get ready. Before long, ... Read more >

Tags: home visits making matron kits, hospital


Day 5

Monday, 16 Oct 2017 | Views [194]

Day 5~ Hospital, NRP, ICU patient, Azul feeding center.   Rise and shine! Yippy its hospital day. I get up and head out to get some coffee and breakfast. A piece of toast and a banana should do. I’m so glad I have brought my powder creamer.... Read more >

Tags: azul feeding center, day at hospital, icu patient


Day 5

Monday, 16 Oct 2017 | Views [149]

Day 5~ Hospital, NRP, ICU patient, Azul feeding center.   Rise and shine! Yippy its hospital day. I get up and head out to get some coffee and breakfast. A piece of toast and a banana should do. I’m so glad I have brought my powder creamer.... Read more >

Tags: azul feeding center, day at hospital, icu patient


Day 4

Monday, 16 Oct 2017 | Views [320]

Day 4~ NRP, home visits, supply inventory and horrific news.   Awaken to multiple alarms going off at one time. We all get rather quickly and start our day off with coffee and breakfast. I only have a banana this morning as I’m not that ... Read more >


Day 3

Monday, 16 Oct 2017 | Views [211]

Day 3~First Day of clinical, teaching NRP and home visits   Alarm goes off and I wake up. I am eager and excited to start my day and help teach Neonatal Resuscitation Program. I get up and get ready for the day. I go get some coffee made by ... Read more >

Tags: teaching nrp and home visits


Day 2

Monday, 16 Oct 2017 | Views [215]

Day 2~ town and hospital tour.   I really slept horribly. Every time I move my knee would cause a lot of pain and wake me up. I really hope I haven’t injured it severely. I awaked and look at the clock, 930am. I have slept 12 hours! ... Read more >

Tags: town and hospital tour


Day 1

Monday, 16 Oct 2017 | Views [230]

Day 1~ Day of travel, breaking down and arriving in Hinche.   I had everything packed. A suitcase mostly full of food and some supplies, and 2 other suitcases strictly full of donated medical supplies. It was an all-day endeavor to pack, weigh ... Read more >

Tags: breaking down., day of travel, saying goodbye


Day 15

Saturday, 3 Dec 2016 | Views [306]

Day 15- The long trek home, 21 hours.    Alarm goes off early and I get up and head for my cold morning shower. That'll wake me right up! I got coffee ready the night before so I walk in and turn it so it can brew. I can't ... Read more >

Tags: traveling home


Day 14

Saturday, 3 Dec 2016 | Views [249]

Day 14- Sugar cane. Coconut, Feeding center and  Bassin-zim  waterfall     Good  morning.  Haiti, It is a nice, relaxing  morning  at the Midwives for Haiti house. I slowly wake ... Read more >

Tags: feeding center, waterfall


Day 13

Wednesday, 23 Nov 2016 | Views [259]

  Day 13- Mobile clinic, sick girls and Mad Max     I wake up to Donna coming into the room. She has some toast and climbs into her bed. I slowly get out of bed and get dressed. I go out and make ... Read more >

Tags: brownies, mad max, mobile clinic, sick again


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