West Tennessee Haiti Partnership

CMMH Newsletter Dec. 2015

Children’s Medical Mission of Haiti has published their latest newsletter, and it has lots of good updates on the work at St. Vincent’s and the many changes that have occurred this year, including details on the new director of the … Read More

Team Withdrawal

This morning I am back in Memphis, listening to Pandora on my ipad and sipping hot tea while my schnauzer Rosie lies snoring on the couch next to me.  Every few minutes I give her back a good scratch and … Read More

The Man of Steel

  My friend John Mutin has been with me to Haiti so many times I have lost count.  During the first Thanksgiving dinner we had together after I started going to Haiti, I convinced him we needed his paramedic skills to help … Read More

Rollercoaster Day

Today we had so many emotional ups and downs.  Sonya asked Pere Fan Fan yesterday if she could buy a nice meal “with meat” for all the resident kids and staff at St Vincent’s; this is about 70 people.  The … Read More

Deaf School in Leveque

Leaving CRP3 and Wes behind, our next stop was Leveque where Mission of Hope has built a school in the deaf community.  Many deaf people who survived the earthquake in 2010 apparently found their way to form a community together.  Sherye … Read More

A trip out of Port au Prince

This morning the CBU nursing team went to St Vincent’s to have clinic, and Sherye, Sonya, Brittany and I went north out of the city. We travelled to Cabaret and Leveque along a now very familiar well paved road that goes … Read More

Clinic day 2

Apologies for no report yesterday other than photos. (slightly delayed by a slow internet)  Had our second day in clinic today and saw about 60 kids with their teachers.  Most of the kids are reasonably healthy except for their handicaps. … Read More

First clinic day

Driving through the gates of St. Vincent’s is like coming home to family. Familiar faces and arms and hugs. Smiles and cheers. Old friends connecting again. Tears of recognition. A welcome sign greets us.  November is blessedly cool this year, … Read More

Sitting on the Porch

Sitting on the porch at the guest house with Brittany and Sherye, listening to the rain fall in the trees just beyond.  A nice gentle rain that was heralded by spurts of lightning that drove us off the roof. Left … Read More

Seeing Port au Prince like a Tourist, Meeting a Celebrity

Posted on by Susan Nelson

Today being our last full day in Haiti, we spent it driving up into Kenscoff which is “up on the mountain” above Port au Prince.  It is cooler up there and many fancier homes can be found.  The Baptist Mission … Read More