Cranbrook Community Group - October 2018 | Hungry For Life

October 2018: ,

A medical group from Cranbrook, BC continued their 15-year partnership with Haiti Arise and the Zanmitay Health Center by providing a two-week medical clinic in the community of Grand Goave, Haiti.

Team Testimonials:

"One highlight was the close interaction with the Haitian patients."
"What breaks my heart is the surgeries that do not happen due to the cost. It's very hard to walk away and not be able to help."
"One highlight was traveling to a nearby community to help those who could not travel to the clinic. Seeing people in their own environment gave me a better appreciation of the Haitian culture."
"My thoughts and feelings have changed about what is & is not 'needed' in our lives."
"I have learned not to complain about what I don't have; but to appreciate what I do."
"I have become a better, more accepting person and believe that everyone should experience something such as this."
"I need to learn more so that I can provide more. This trip reinforced that I want to empower and support others towards finding solutions for themselves."

Team Blog:

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Our Last Clinic day

We had our last day of clinic today.   This day comes with it’s own set of challenges.  Not only do we see the patients that were scheduled for the day, but also a number of patients who need follow up.  It is rewarding to see that our care is working and individual cases of health are improving.

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Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Winding down...

                As we are getting close to the end of our journey, I cannot believe that we have been here for two weeks. A lot has happened, but the time has gone by very quickly.

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Saturday, November 10th, 2018

An Afternoon in the Petite Goave ER

My name is Emily and this is my first trip to Haiti. I am a Registered Nurse in the Abbotsford Regional Hospital. I heard about this trip through my sister who gave me the contact information for Hungry for Life.

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Friday, November 9th, 2018

A Long Busy Clinic Day

I am sitting down to blog having come home after dark for the first time this trip. The time change helped, but we did have to put off supper for the entire team by over an hour.

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Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Thoughts from Haiti

Last evening at our team meeting we shared some of our thoughts on how we all felt and how our experiences in Haiti have impacted us.

Some of our thoughts and feelings are:

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Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Journey to Les Cayes

This is my fifth trip to Haiti and I have been fortunate to have been here with my daughter on the last 3 trips. I truly have missed her support and inquisitive mind. I believe that Maddie would have embraced this day as it was filled with lots of different experiences and life lessons.

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Learning and Supporting

Once again, hello! I think i can speak for the whole team when I say that this was a rougher day compared to most.

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