Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Haiti: Take Four

Jacmel Bay

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.

I was thankful that Drs Kevin Latz, John Rast, and Adam Bosser let me tag along. These guys have been going to Haiti since before the quake; consistent and dedicated in their delivery of orthopedic and plastic surgery services. It is an honor and a pleasure to work with them.

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.

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