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Light At End Of The Tunnel

It’s been a couple of months now since a group of us made a quick trip to Hopital Adventiste d’Haiti.  We had originally planned the venture to inaugurate the newly renovated operating theater on the 5th anniversary of the Big Quake.  But several weeks before our departure we were informed that the construction project was …

Culture Shock

Another update from Elaine.  Anyone who has spent time volunteering overseas experiences culture shock in one form or another, sooner rather than later.  Elaine is a tough lady, sounds like she is handling it well. It’s dark outside as I stumble out of bed way too soon and slip my scrub bottoms on.  I make …

Meet Elaine Lewis

The following post was written by Elaine Lewis, a Surgical Tech from southern California who, along with her husband Jeff, have dedicated 6 months of their lives to Hopital Adventiste d’Haiti.  All who have met Elaine have been impressed with her tireless work ethic and relentless enthusiasm in the face of adversity.  We are all …

NBC Interviews Nelson

Earlier this month, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor for NBC Nightly News, returned to Port au Prince and visited Hopital Adventiste d’Haiti and interviewed Scott Nelson, MD. The piece aired on Sunday evening, January 11 and can be viewed below or directly on the NBC website.

Five Years Later

The following post was written by Scott Nelson, MD after returning from a brief visit to Haiti earlier this month. It was a balmy January afternoon 5 years ago (January 12) when the world lost contact with Port-au-Prince.  For me it started out as just another day in Santo Domingo with a seemingly unremarkable earthquake …