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Five Years Later

 
Scott Nelson
Jan. 11, 2015

It was a balmy January afternoon 5 years ago (January 12) when the world lost contact with Port au Prince.  For me it started out as just another day in Santo Domingo with a seemingly unremarkable earthquake on my way home from work. 

Yesterday in the late afternoon as I looked over the peaceful parking lot in front of Hôpital Adventiste I thought back on the hundreds of injured victims who poured through the front gate of the hospital with life threatening injuries.  People were laying everywhere interspersed with a few dead bodies.  Some had mattresses pulled off of beds in the hospital but most were just on cardboard or nothing at all.  A tent was created out of some tarps in the front yard where wound debridements and amputations were performed while aftershocks continued to shake the building.  Both local and international volunteers soon began to arrive and do what they could to help.  Initially it was difficult to triage, organize and prioritize, but in reality it was not long before this hospital became a veritable beehive of activity and developed a strong national reputation for orthopaedic surgery.  An unprecedented amount of donor support brought in the materials and expertise needed to maintain the hospital.  Patients were coming from near and far. Many with medical issues long pre dating the earthquake. Operations were offered for free to all comers. 
 
This was the honeymoon of a mission hospital program - the beginning of a long-term relationship. It was not just a one-night stand of volunteer passion that would leave Haiti in a lurch and justify the American dream for those who came to help.  As with any relationship it has not always been smooth sailing, but in spite of its struggles the romance continues to motivate us.  We are committed for the long term and great effort is required in order to successfully face the realities of financial viability, communication, and oneness of purpose.
 
It can be discouraging to face the literal and figurative piles of stuff and issues around here but it is all worth it when we remember the real reasons we are here.
 

To learn more about Hospital Adventite d'Haiti, please refer to this blog.

Be sure to check out these inspiring stories below as Hospital Adventiste d'Haiti continues to grow and save lives. 

 

Chadme, a 15-year old girl who was in a wheelchair due to severe knock knees caused by rickets. 

 


Julia, a 15-year old girl with post traumatic deformity from earthquake facture before and after correction with TSF.

 


Kenn, an 8-year old boy with L tibla bone deficit due to osteomyelitis. He has had a bone transport procedure to grow two inches of new bone and dock the nonunion site while correcting the deformity.

 


Five years later... Interview with Dr. nancy Snyderman medical correspondent for NBC.

 


Our host, Patrick.

 


The new operating room. Finish date is still to be decided. THe container with equipment is still in the port. 

Recovery Room

 

New Lab

 

Nelson operating in the provisional operating room. Yes we spent Saturday night cleaning up the mess in the foreground. 

 

Elaine Lewis, surgical tech and mother of 7 from Redlands will be living at HAH with her husband for the next 6 months while working to organize the operating room.