Cranbrook Community Group - November 2014 | Hungry For Life

November 2014: ,

A team of 13 medical professionals traveled from the Cranbook Community to participate in community health clinics seeing close to 1000 people during their time at Haiti Arise Ministries. The team was led by HFL staff Jackie Orantes and Dr. Bob Cutler.

Community projects: 
Additional items accomplished: 
  • 985 patients seen
  • 47 dental patients seen
  • 2 people sent for follow-up care
  • 6 people arranged for long-term follow up
  • 3 people sent for surgical intervention
  • 3 babies sponsored for long-term nutritional care

Team Testimonials:

“This trip has raised almost as many questions as it answered for me—especially with respect to my role as an outsider coming into a needy country to offer help.”
“...What really affected me was being aware of what I thought might be slave children in the community.”
“It broke my heart seeing a man with an enormous tumor on his face and being told that he could not ever get it removed.”
“[One highlight was] being blessed and thanked by many of the Haitians for giving care. They were so genuine.”
“It’s been a rewarding experience to provide a needed service.”
“[I have been impacted by] the realization of a 14 year dream—the opening of Zanmitay Clinic.”
“[The event that broke my heart was] a mother came to the clinic with a baby she couldn’t feed and she herself was starved.”
“At home we get so busy with the day to day life that we lose focus of things that really matter.”
“[One thing I will do differently is] not complain about the little things.”

Team Blog:

Monday, December 1st, 2014

And, done!

So yesterday, we took a day off, as it was a rest day...and chose not to blog.

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Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Teamwork Gets The Job Done

Here is to many great adventures and experiences. One being, yesterday Brian took me on a little adventure to meet his special friend Cheri Woodland.

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Friday, November 28th, 2014

Last Few Days in the Clinic

Today was yet another amazing clinic day with the team, everything went very well as planned except for ALL the crying babies with 3 sets if twins.. (but i'll admit they were cute). I finally got to spend the afternoon in the pharmacy, the only place in the clinic with A/C!

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Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Who Carries You?

Well, another day at the clinic is now complete. It was, yet again, a wonderful, busy day full of hard work and big smiles. We thought the day could not get any better when a loving mother came in with her 8 year old son in her arms.

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Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Shopping, Babies and Other Treats

After completing our middle stretch of clinic days yesterday feeling a bit overwhelmed by the range of clinical scenarios presenting to the clinic, the team was grateful for another day off. And grateful that the air conditioning had lasted for most of the night!

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Monday, November 24th, 2014

How to make it through the clinic


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Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

What does a Sunday in Haiti look like?

Today was a great day off, church was so moving and powerful even if it was in creole french! We went for a walk around the town and met the cutest local kids.

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