Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Day 4 - The Heart of Haiti

Today was another significant surgery day for the team. Word is getting out that the Hospital has operating rooms with expert surgeons. Our teams have been very busy late into the night doing far more than orthopedic cases.

Instead of team photos and video today – I’ll share an excursion several of us went on as we wanted to go deep into the areas around the hospital to be sure everyone had what they needed to survive. We were moved to connect with families living amid the rumble - moving on as if little was different from how their lives were pre-earthquake.

The Haitian people are as resilient as any I’ve ever come across. We've truly seen the heart of Haiti...

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  1. "When you don't have much to start with, you hardly miss anything" I heard these words from a patient a long time ago. He wasn't feeling sorry for himself either. He was merely pointing out what was important and what isnt. You will all be forever changed ... in good way--a purpose driven way for lack of a better term. Thanks for the blogs. Thanks for staying in touch! Ryan

  2. It is so nice to be able to see what is going on over there. We are all praying for everyone and keeping y'all in our thoughts. It's so wonderful to see the precious children!! They make me long for Heaven where they can run and play in paradise, for all of eternity. God bless you all! Shari Morton, Park Ridge ENT

  3. Love your updates and the pictures are amazing! I volunteer with ACTS on the US side and am so impressed by your blog and descriptions. Thank you for all you are doing! Michelle