Cranbrook Community - October 2011 | Hungry For Life

October 2011: ,

A team of medical staff traveled to Grand Goave, Haiti alongside a HFL Team Leader to work alongside our partners at Haiti ARISE Ministries. The team was lead by Dr. Bob Cutler and hosted a week of medical clinics. The clinics saw over 1000 people, with some patients needing follow up care. The team consisted of three doctors, five nurses and some lay people that helped lend a hand in coordinating the daily tasks of such a large-scale clinic.

Community projects: 
Additional items accomplished: 
  • 1044 patients received medical care
  • 50 patients received follow up care
  • 8 patients arranged for long term follow up care
  • 6 goats bought and given to families
  • 8 families visited in the community and given hygiene packages
  • 2 orphan girls sponsored to go to school
  • 1 family provided food for 2 months
  • 110 women in attended a maternal health class
  • 50 people in attended blood pressure awareness classes

Team Testimonials:

"[One highlight I experienced on this trip was] seeing a mother and child on the last day that we had seen on the second day and seeing the improvements in both of them from the care they had received."
"[One highlight I experienced on this trip was] seeing all that has been accomplished in the last three years despite the earthquake."
"[This trip has impacted me and] given me firsthand knowledge and experience in a developing country."
"[This trip has impacted me and] after seeing such needy people it made me realize that we are very materialistic."
"[The experiences of this trip] have humbled me and made me more aware of the tremendous needs of the country of Haiti."
"[The experiences of this trip have] changed my priorities in life because of seeing how little the Haitians require to be content."
"[The event that deeply affected me was] to understand the impact that volunteers can make in changing others lives, if only in a very small way."
"[The aspect of the trip that deeply affected me was] to see the faith of the Haitians in the face of their problems, physical, economic and environmental obstacles, was uplifting."
"[One thing I am going to change in the next six months is to] tell my kids I love them more often."
"[One thing I am going to change in the next six months is to] pray and volunteer more."