The sunsets were amazing!
and the mountains....
a sign for the clinic at Love a Child
Mallory was great at showing me the ropes those first few days.
yield to all livestock.
my home for the first week....camping outside the warehouse...the view from the tent
the food tent and our temporary homes
Joanne was one of my favorites, and she was so fashion forward.
John Weiss, Joanne and Elphine midday in the clinic....John was friends will everyone!
The Haitians are not big into smiling for the camera...
The rain was intense but then there was the gift of the rainbows...
more tents....or the hot boxes that we slept in...
John and Pooja hangin out after clinic
you know i love rainbows!
the cactus were crazy
The waiting room of the clinic.
when John wasnt playing secretary he was getting his hair braided.
cant even begin to tell you how cute everyone was.
Malaquin was my favorite. He was still on crutches and really weak and then sadly got in an accident with a falling rock my last week and had to get another operation after rebraking his femur. Not happy!
John and his crew.
John's exit from the camp...we were all sad to see him go...
Then Dr Kirstin arrived. She is awesome. Here she is with a tiny malnourished child outside the Love a Child clinic.
and now she is off to Port Au Prince to get Michlet to the hospital after a moped accident....anyone who needed surgery had to travel at least an hour for care.
The water pump at the refugee camp. Sadly the water is not clean and many were getting sick.
a view of the tent camp where my patients were staying...
Givenson and me. love that name.
The warehouse at Love a child...where all the donations to Haiti end up and then get sorted and ready to distribute...it is a huge project.
Me holding the delicate babies at the malnutrition clinic.
Krysten and Katie were so good with them, they started doing some Pediatric PT.
Praying mantis....praying for us to drive safely in Haiti.
I dont even know. The cane. The fanny pack. It is nothing short of amazing.
Prosthetic training in action.
Katie and I went to check out the latrine. We couldnt do the latrine but found some REALLY cute kids.
Group therapy. highlight of the day.
The tents did not enjoy the rain. Hence why we were happy to upgrade to the guest house!
Jimmy feeding "blackie" the goat.
One of my favorite patients. Tiberius showing us some kung fu!
Michlet with his ex-fix after he fell off a moped, the acute care skills came in handy!
Straly got the "sun, moon and stars" cane. it was good day!
As he stated , " I need a Beautiful cane for a Beautiful Man!"
Ya You- wearing my name tag. I secretly wanted to take her home.
Krysten doing some pediatric PT
Jamlin and I
This little one is trying to get to the US for surgery. She needs it....the contractures are too great.
On the back of a truck headed to a food distribution
Smiling in Haiti
Nancy, Julia and Emily
The truck with the food!
The village by the lake...or in the lake....
Waiting in line for the distribution...I was on security it was kinda intense.
I love this photo.
They all wanted to see their photo after it was taken.
The church where everyone had to wait with their bag so the missionaries could get their photo.
They look happy.
This is the vehicle that we got a ride in to work once our vehicle overheated.
Elizabeth....she was so sassy. Katie and I made it our mission to make her walk without crutches.
Krysten and the children.
and she is asleep.
Basketball after a day at the clinic.
the free barber shop at the refugee camp.
Joanne braiding my hair.
It kept it out of my face. It was great while it lasted.
she looks a little like her sisters.
He came in with a tent pole and a stick.
and left with a walker.
Dr. Scottie + bottle cap shots = amazing.
Thanks Tim Jeris for the vessel which i took my shot out of.
And the deal was wrote.
they really wanted the wine open.
another acute care moment.
Jeff Berry doing some karaoke.
i love this photo.
life at the refugee camp.
Jamlin getting her hair braided.
Daniella trying on the sunglasses.
Daniella as the photographer.
Frito made it look so easy!
back at the house.
Ertha and me- she was hillarious!
Ritha cheering on Brazil in the World Cup
Junior and I- he was one of the translators!
Its a really good idea to take something flashy with you and have people pose with it. I am doing it when i travel from now on!
Mother and daughter.
Patrick was the rock star of the camp.
Brazil playing to the world cup. somehow there was a TV tent!
Richard listened to the game via radio.
The gas station on the side of the road.
Marbles are gold in Haiti.
The soccer team, John got to play with them.
Straly working at the World Vision play tent for the kids of the camp.
The school at the refugee camp.
Scottie and Nancy as spectators.
I loved them.
Me and Straly!
Me and Jamlin, I was able to get her a new chair with cushion from Love A Child.
Elizabeths foot at the end of the 3 weeks.
Dr. Scottie did perform her end of the deal.
The public transportation.
The view from the car heading to the airport.