Tag: Inspiration

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Haiti Through The Eyes Of A Young Surgeon

Philip McClure recently graduated from the Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Brown University in Rhode Island and will soon be entering a Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas.  Phil has volunteered at Hopital Adventiste d’Haiti on two separate occasions and I am quite certain that they will not have been his last …

The Dietrichs

Beginning with a trip to Africa when Terry was a senior medical student, the Dietrichs have compiled an impressive resume of volunteer service.  Over the past 40 years Terry and Jeannie have worked in numerous countries including longterm stints in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.  Most volunteers do so at the beginning or end of …

Corey Burke Trip Report

Corey Burke is a 3rd year medical student from Loma Linda University with an interest in pursuing a career as an orthopedic surgeon.  He recently returned from spending 2wks volunteering at Hopital Adventiste d’Haiti. When I think about HAH, I see a young girl waiting in the pre-op room smiling at me. She can’t contain …

Balance

The following post was written a few days ago by Scott Nelson who is currently at HAH with son Chad, orthopedic surgeon John Anderson and family, orthopedic resident Mark Mildren and medical student Corey Burke.  This is Part 2 of the March, 2015 Trip Report Series. My life is not necessarily in balance.  In fact, …

Clubfoot Clinic

The following post was written by Elaine Lewis, volunteer surgical technician from Southern California.  Clubfoot is a congenital condition that severely twists the foot or feet downward and inward, making walking difficult, painful or impossible as a child develops.  Over 220,000 children, in the developing world are born each year with clubfoot.  With early detection …

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 …

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