Cranbrook Community - November 2013 | Hungry For Life

November 2013: ,

A team of medical professionals went to Haiti to run an eight day walk-in style medical clinic in Grande Goave, Haiti alongside our partners at Haiti ARISE Ministries. The team consisted of two Canadian doctors, a dentist and a number of health care professionals.

Community projects: 
Additional items accomplished: 
  • 729 patients consulted for basic medical needs
  • 7.5 clinic days scheduled
  • 100 people returned for follow up care
  • 2 patients had overnight stays
  • 1 family received nutritional education and feeding supplies
  • 8 goats were handed out to families who needed a little extra help
  • 1 family is receiving sponsorship for 4 children to go to school and rice and beans every month
  • 50 fillings done by the dentist
  • 50 extractions done by the dentist
  • 7 patients will be receiving follow up care through the clinic for testing and medical care

Team Testimonials:

“[One highlight I experienced was] meeting amazing people and gaining insight into what I want to do in the future.”
“[One highlight I experienced was] experiencing Haiti’s passion for Jesus and how Haiti Arise has facilitated that passion.”
“This trip brought me back to a reality, and it humbles me makes me more appreciative of what I have.”
“This trip made me realize how much I have. We complain about everything at home even though we have everything in the world.”
“[The experiences of this trip] solidified my desire to pursue a medical based career.”
“[The experiences of this trip] have changed me in so many ways. I have learned to stay happy and smile through the toughest times, to always help others and to trust and believe in God.”
“[The event that deeply affected me was] meeting an 8-year-old boy who had lost the use of his arm and knee so he walks with a limp. We gave him a knee immobilizer to help him walk, but he needs to wear it every day for the rest of his life, and yet he still smiles.”
“[The event that deeply affected me was] having to tell a man in his mid-30’s that he won’t have a long life and he was wondering what will happen to his children.”
“[One thing I am going to change in the next six months is] give until it hurts.”
“[One thing I am going to change in the next six months is] to keep an open mind and go with the flow.”

Team Blog:

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

more photos from brian

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Monday, December 2nd, 2013


As my third trip to Haiti draws to a close, the task of breaking camp looms. Each and every time I leave, a piece of my heart is left behind. This time, I leave with many mixed emotions.

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Sunday, December 1st, 2013

a birthday well spent

I’d like to start by saying happy birthday mom!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day, I will be home shortly to celebrate with you! Love and miss you lots.

Today was our last day off in beautiful Haiti. 

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Saturday, November 30th, 2013


Our first full clinic day Angela called a team meeting. She had us choose one word to describe our day. Dad’s word was busy, Bob’s fulfilled. I chose steady, for the steady stream of people always at our door.

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Friday, November 29th, 2013

Thought I's share a Thought on Sharing

I went to the clinic at 0330 am to check on our only inpatient.  When I knocked on the door and was asked to identify myself I said “ Dr. Buckley”… (years of mid night phone calls). No response. Second time same thing. Third time I said  “ it’s Doc Chuck”. Oh the voice said inside, come in???

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Thursday, November 28th, 2013

haiti, babies and highlights

Hi this is Maddie it is my first trip to Haiti. I am 13 and I came with my mother.

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Medicine in Haiti

We are currently half way through our clinic work.  Let me share for a moment a few of the cases we have seen and are currently trying to follow up on during our time here.

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