Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Arrived in Port-au-Prince

We arrived in Port-au-Prince with our hosts (seated on the left Victoria Jean-Louis and far right Melanie Yates Brierre) and enjoyed a nice lunch while going over our plans for the day.  Also present are from left Charles Phelps, M.D., Jim Borgstede, M.D., Jeanine Hatt Phelps, M.D. and Paul Ellenbogen, M.D.  We toured the ICC offices where we received a detailed report on their efforts in Haiti.  We then met with the Education team at Grace Children's Hospital before heading back to the car for our ride to the hotel.  On the way back we got a brief look at the devastation of the hospital. 

The picture shows the level of destruction left in the earthquake's wake.  While only here for a day, it is apparent that there is much work left to be done in Haiti.  The spirit of the people we have met thus far has been exceptional.  They are warmer than the 95 degree heat. 

Tomorrow we have a full day scheduled as we take a tour of the facility and see the transitional facility and work that is being done to make the hospital better than before.  I also hope to interview some of the staff that experienced the devastation first hand. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the updates, Brad! I'm struck by the picture of the destruction.....I love the tree taking over half of the shot - showing life amongst the rubble - similar to the spirit of the people there I imagine. Have a wonderful trip.