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I Am An Emergency Room Nurse

Live from Haiti blog by Karina Bethje I am an emergency room nurse. I work on high adrenaline. I’m reactionary. I’m a Neanderthal. It may have been with these instincts that I immediately said ‘yes’ to the head of Hope For Haiti Foundation Surgery Shirley Winkler when she asked me to join her second surgical trip in February 2013…. (Read More)

Surgery In A Suitcase

Surgery in a Suitcase Becoming a Routine I’m losing track of the number of surgery trips we’ve made, but I believe this is our 6th trip (Feb 18-25, 2017). I know we have done 175 cases (35 cases per trip) so far in the five previous trips. There are several new things on this trip… (Read More)

Hurricane Matthew – Helping 273 Families in Haiti

An update from our founder, Jean Elade Eloi   As you are probably aware, the community where Hope for Haiti Foundation has been working for the last 16 years – Bainet and its districts –  experienced some devastation during the landfall of Hurricane Matthew in October. Fortunately, our community partners did not experience any loss of life. But, they… (Read More)

Elade Arrives In Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew landed in Haiti on Tuesday, October 4, 2016.  HFHF’s founder, Elade Eloi, traveled to Haiti shortly thereafter. Here is our latest update from Elade.    Hello Everyone, You may remember that I was going to try to make it to Zorangé yesterday (Oct 12). Yes I made it. I landed in PAP at 8:00… (Read More)

2016 February Surgical Trip – Karina

The medical community is masters of the heart. An exquisitely engineered organ. The predictability of its beat can confirm life or death. Its electrical conduction seen in a beautifully organized pattern that can be qualified, quantified and assessed. We study these hearts, find ways to keep them beating longer, and rely on them as a… (Read More)

February 2016 Surgical Trip

Although it seems like it’s routine now for this group of amazing medical professionals led by our awesome Shirley  Winkler–it is not routine. We are still daring to do surgical interventions in a remote area without any infrastructure imaginable–surgical procedures that are just part of day-to-day operations for our  US neighbor 90 mins away on a plane ride. Talk about… (Read More)

5 Babies Born in 7 Days!

Our founder, Jean Elade Eloi, was traveling in Haiti last week. 5 babies were born in a 7 day time-span in Zorangé. Here is an exciting update from him about one of the births.   I just wanted to share with you a “quick” story. So I got to Zorangé on Sunday morning (May 17)… (Read More)

Team “Girl Power”: Marlene’s Update

We have the “Girl Power” team in Haiti this week. Traveling in Haiti are Marlene Rickert, Kim Sniffen, Pamela Schiavone, and Deborah Ottenheimer. They will be concentrating on women’s health and training team Haiti on the ultrasound. We’ve received some emails and photos about their trip so far! Below is an update from Marlene Rickert…. (Read More)

Team “Girl Power”: Deborah’s Update

We have the “Girl Power” team in Haiti this week. Traveling in Haiti are Marlene Rickert, Kim Sniffen, Pamela Schiavone, and Deborah Ottenheimer. They will be concentrating on women’s health and training team Haiti on the ultrasound. We’ve received some emails and photos about their trip so far! Below is an update from Deborah Ottenheimer…. (Read More)

Team “Girl Power”: Kim’s Update

We have the “Girl Power” team in Haiti this week. Traveling in Haiti are Marlene Rickert, Kim Sniffen, Pamela Schiavone, and Deborah Ottenheimer. They will be concentrating on women’s health and training team Haiti on the ultrasound. We’ve received some emails and photos about their trip so far! Below is an update from Kim Sniffen…. (Read More)