My fourth trip to Haiti … I have been looking for a way to start my own project and I wanted to go back, check out a facility in Jacmel, meet some people, talk to some local doctors, see if there is need for a pediatric surgery presence and if there is a way to make it work.
|Dr. Rast, Dr. Latz, Dr. Thurston, and Dr. Bosser at La Florita|
This was a scouting trip – I took lots of notes: supplies I would need, logistics to consider, personnel that would be helpful, places to eat, contacts for patient referrals … And I operated on some beautiful patients.
So, I think I can make this work … I am aiming to start a non-profit and begin annual trips to Jacmel this fall or winter depending on how quickly I can get things moving. Stay tuned and if you are interested in helping out, comment below.