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Doctors unite…

28 Nov

As we prepare for our new mission in Jacmel, we have been staying in Yvon’s home the past two months in Port au Prince. It is a house of hospitality and has many interesting guests, This week he housed five doctors from New York City, a medical team from ORSI Orthopedic Relief Services International, led by Dr. Ron Israelski, President and CEO of the organization. His parents were Holocaust survivors from Poland. Most of the members of his family died in concentration camps. He has a passion for humanity and shares that passion here in Haiti. His team of doctors work with resident doctors in the General Hospital in downtown Port-au-Prince. They perform surgeries and give lectures to the residents for the week. This hospital serves the poorest of the poor. Yesterday, we were in a conversation with someone from Haiti who said they would never go to this hospital because of its poor conditions. Dr. Israelski comes to Haiti with his team of doctors a few times a year to provide global educational infrastructural support. We invite you to check out the Youtube presentation he gave from the hospital last March.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=hX7OVHmtbaw&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DhX7OVHmtbaw&gl=PL

Yesterday, Dr. Israelski asked Yvon to host a reception for the residents from General Hospital in his home. There were 20 doctors gathered here, 15 Haitian and 5 from the States. It was a joy to watch and listen to the sharing of people who want to help heal the broken in body.

Everyone, including us, enjoyed the delicious Haitian rice, chicken and goat prepared by Claudette and her helpers.

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2 Comments

Posted by on November 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “Doctors unite…

  1. Henry Chuang

    December 1, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I was very honored to meet and stay with you two in Yvon’s house this week. When people that are capable of offering help to those in need gather and team up, it’s a beautiful thing. I wish you good luck and safety as you move on to your next venture.

     
  2. Mary Anne huegel

    December 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    I think myself as well as others would like to have recipes of these and other Haitians food, maybe start a book with their customs???

    Gods Blessings and Peace on the start of the church New Lithurgical year.
    Mary Anne huegel associate

     

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