Finally in Haiti

Posted: February 9, 2010 in Uncategorized

Hello everyone.  So here we go.

I am finally in Haiti in a small town Marshe-Canard, and this is how I ended up here.

At the airport I looked around everywhere and tried to find some relief groups to go in to Port-au-Prince with but most of them only had room for their groups.  After being in there for an hour I met up with a guy named Brent who had a guy coming to pick him up and take him to his mission to help out.  I hitched a ride with them and on the way here the gentelman “St. Claire” asked that I be in charge of the medical services for the small village that we are living in.  There are about 6000 people here so we will see what happens. 

Last night was rather interesting when we got to the border and it was closed and the hotels were too far away.  I ended up talking with the Dominican Republic border guards/military guys and joking around with them.  they let Brent, St. Claire and myself sleep on the porch of their barracks.  I tell you what, that was the best 4 hours of sleep I have had in the last 3 days.  We finally got through customs this morning and 3 hours later arrived in the town.

So I will be here until Friday when the nurse gets in from Sheboygan and i can catch her up to speed on what is available.  I will be leaving for Port-au-prince and will be working there the rest of my time.

For now I have no cell service but should be up and running come Friday. 

Peace and love to all

  1. linda says:

    : ) happy to hear you are safe.

  2. mom says:

    I am so happy you have this opportunity to be of service. Enjoy every minute, this is chance in a lifetime. We are pround of you and we love you with all our hearts!!!

  3. aimee says:

    be safe!!! wash your hands!


  4. Lizanne says:

    Thanks for your story. I don’t know if we have ever been in a Sumits class together, but no matter. Glad you arrived safe and hope you are able to help people and take photos to communicate the experience!
    Lizanne, attending Mcdowell Ranch Studio.

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