West Tennessee Haiti Partnership

March 2018 Photos

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Margaret Vincent

Posted on by Susan Nelson

Margaret was a frail infant, when she was left in St Vincent’s courtyard in December 2009.  She had obvious physical handicaps, but was dressed lovingly in a yellow lacy dress and soft blanket. Her mom realized she could no longer … Read More

Lights On, Lights Off

On my recent trip to Haiti, I was attending a Governing Board meeting at the Servotel, a hotel located very conveniently across the street from the Port au Prince airport.  So I decided to book my room there, rather than … Read More

Morning in Haiti

Writing from the patio at the Servotel, a hotel in Port au Prince across the street from Touissant L’overture airport.  Poolside, a few tables still wet with dew and the early morning light still punctuated with stars.  My favorite time … Read More

You’re just like me

Ramon is a team member from NYC whose family is from the Dominican Republic. Haiti has had a complicated relationship with the DR for many reasons.  Generally Haitians are not regarded with respect by Dominicans.   Sherye introduced him to Gammaline, … Read More

Ella Sophie and Simon

Tomorrow will be our last day in clinic.  The day we live into the meaning of “things done and left undone”. We’ve seen a little over half the children and many teachers. Mercifully we haven’t seen any very sick children; … Read More

I am fish

Language is always a challenge when we work at St Vincents. Half of the 200 students are deaf, so all the team members try to learn a few signs like “What is your name?”, “My name is”, “sit down” and … Read More

First night in Haiti

We have folks from all corners of the US on our team this March.  Kellar joins us from Olympia Washington, is a family doctor, and has been to St Vincents three times before.  He was one of the early team … Read More

Response to President Trump

  I am very saddened to hear the ridiculous remarks by our president about certain countries he chooses to malign in his discussion about immigration, including Haiti, a country I have worked in for 10 years.  I cant let that … Read More

Who is your Boss Man?

Every time I get to the Haiti airport, at baggage claim area there is the one question I get asked over and over. For some reason they come up to me and ask me directly, “Who is your boss man?” … Read More