"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

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Haiti: Together We Move

In Haiti: Together We Move, readers will be guided through the events that transpired at Haiti Adventist Hospital in the 12 months following the devastating earthquake.
The story begins just two days after the earthquake with amazing pictures and accounts of the immediate responders to Port au Prince.
Heroic stories and accounts of life saving operations are woven with vivid, moving photographs taken by numerous professional photographers including Paul Sebring and Cosmin Cosma.
With each turn of the page you will travel and experience the events that transformed Haiti Adventist Hospital from a rescue orthopedic center to what is now one of the main referral centers in all of Haiti and a leader in providing orthopedic care for the indigent.
Chronic, life altering orthopedic conditions are now treated on a daily basis and these stories are shared through the first person accounts of over 30 volunteer doctors, nurses and volunteers who traveled to Port au Prince to serve those in need. Haiti: Together We Move is 108 pages of incredible stories and photographs that will open your eyes and hearts to those in need in Haiti. We invite you to purchase a copy for yourself and help support the thousands in need all across Haiti.
Pre-order the book here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Headed Back To Haiti

Team Sinai is readying themselves for a return engagement at Hopital Adventiste.  Official Team Sinai blogger, Merrill Chaus writes:

"From the moment we left after our weeklong mission last June, we couldn’t wait to go back. We had an amazing, life altering experience, and were able to help over 50 indigent patients who needed orthopedic surgery. Many were originally injured in the earthquake of January 12, 2010, and some were more recent trauma victims, and many were children with birth defects. We had arranged to return to Adventiste Hopital over the Christmas break, 2010, but our plans were thwarted by political and civil instability surrounding the December elections. Things in Port-au-Prince got pretty hairy, prompting American Airlines to temporarily suspend flights. Moreover, the organization hosting us, Adventist Health International, decided to temporarily evacuate their expatriate staff at Adventiste to the Dominican Republic. By the time the smoke settled, we had lost our travel window. Over the next few months, we planned, calculated, and regrouped, and finally were able to reschedule our mission to this June 2011. Most of the original 18-team members from last year were not able to make the new date, but we have successfully recruited replacements."
Led by internationally renowned pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, John Herzenberg, MD, Team Sinai is enthusiastic, motivated, and highly competent.  Both Drs Scott Nelson and Terry Dietrich hold this group in high regard and have greatly appreciated their contribution to date.  Follow their progress on the Team Sinai blog.