"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve" Albert Schweitzer

Monday, March 28, 2011

Scott Nelson Update From Hopital Adventiste

A 7 year old boy with a scarred and contracted leg hops up and down the street in front of Hôpital Adventiste. He has been doing this for the last 5 years since his leg was burned. He lives with his 9 year old brother, their parents are dead. Never before has there been hope. An excision of some scar tissue with full thickness skin grafting and specialized external fixation  was performed.
Read the rest of Dr Nelson's recent trip report here.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Long Time No Hear

We have not posted any new updates from Hopital Adventiste for several weeks and will continue to assume a peripheral role as long as more viable news options exist.  haitibones.org readers are encouraged to follow the development of HAH's orthopaedic program on Terry and Jeanie Dietrich's Caribbean Orthopedics blog.  Terry and Jeanie have been posting progress reports on a regular basis and we've found them to be most informative.
You can also follow the Dietrich team on Facebook and on their official webpage, Orthopedic Ministries of the Caribbean.
There exists a continuing need for volunteers including orthopaedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and physical therapists.  Contact LLU Global Health or email Terry directly at tj.dietrich99@gmail.com for more information.