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 5th, 2018

Kids, Kids and more Kids!

This is my first year coming to Haiti with Cranbrook’s medical team, and I cannot express more how much this trip is meaning to me. It has affected me so far in many different ways, and it is letting me feel unfamiliar emotions I have never felt before in my life.

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Sunday, November 4th, 2018

A small piece of Paradise

It is amazing how fast this week has passed. Today we took a break from the clinic. We attended a church service that was held on the compound we are staying in. Approximately 200 people gather in this open building. The service was engaging, energetic, and passionate.

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Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Finding Hope in Home Visits

Today has been the most exciting, most emotional and most memorable day so far in Haiti. I had the opportunity to join the first of three home visits with a small group this morning, which included a translator and a Haitian nurse. These visits are for patients unable to travel to the clinic.

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Friday, November 2nd, 2018

A water testing Day

Most of the team stayed at the clinic to continue with Day 2 of seeing patients, dispensing medications and eyeglasses and getting to know some of the locals.

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Thursday, November 1st, 2018

It was finally my turn....

We arrived in Haiti yesterday, October 31st.  Beautiful blue skies and hot and humid temperatures which will take some getting used to. I have followed the Cranbrook group over the years and have always wanted to join the team.

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

With Great Thanks

We have arrived!!!
It was a long day of travel, but we all made it to the beautiful HAM guest house with all our luggage and all 22 bins!

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

The team has arrived

Just a quick note to let you know that the team has made it safe and sound to Haiti, with all the bags accounted for. Stay tuned to hear more from the team as they begin their two-week journey.

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