Let’s not forget about Haiti

Holding a sick, abandoned baby in your arms or seeing the smiling face of a treated patient is just a couple experiences that can bring a new appreciation to the life we have at home.

Holding a sick, abandoned baby in your arms or seeing the smiling face of a treated patient is just a couple experiences that can bring a new appreciation to the life we have at home.

My gratitude goes out to the communities of Lumby and Vernon for enabling me to volunteer as a nurse in a place where resources are in great demand.

Although there are many crisis around the world, let’s not forget about Haiti.

I recently spent time volunteer nursing in an under-supplied but efficient hospital in the city of Port-au-Prince.

Since the earthquake in Jan. 2010, access to water, food and health care is extremely minimal.

Despite the horrendous living conditions and meager possessions, the Haitian people are resilient and full of appreciation for life.

Anything others have to offer, whether it be a material thing, or a simple piece of knowledge is met with open arms and great appreciation.

Though they have very little, they value all that they do have and take pride in themselves and each other.

I left a piece of my heart in Haiti.

I want to thank everyone who supported my vision of helping Haiti.  Your generous contributions really made a huge difference.

I have the opportunity to return to Haiti in September to do another volunteer nursing mission and again, will be fundraising.

Money raised will go towards my mandatory volunteer fee (room, board, and flight), the local hospital, gifts for the children and medical supplies.  If you have any questions, would like to know more about my goal, or see pictures from my last trip to Haiti, please e-mail me at shaya88@hotmail.com.

I am so thankful for your support, as are the people of Haiti.

 

Shaya Carlson

Vernon