IT’S A GIRL!
One of Heart to Heart International’s Haitian Medical Teams helped a woman deliver a baby girl this week alongside a rural road in southeast Haiti.
Here’s how it happened: Our Southeast Medical Team, along with some volunteer nurses from Pennsylvania, was working in our clinic in Cascade Pichon – a small, remote village found at the end of a road beneath towering mountains. Word came that a pregnant woman was just up the road and about to deliver. The mother-to-be had been walking to the Heart to Heart Clinic seeking help at the only medical facility in the region – but the baby was ready to come. Now.
Our team rushed up the road, and while family and other neighbors gathered around, helped the woman deliver a healthy petite fille, a little girl, right then and there.
All went well, and mother and child went to the clinic to rest and get cleaned up. It’s a good thing our folks were there as complications can always arise, especially in such a remote area. Great job by our Haitian Medical Team and by our volunteers!
These are the Heart to Heart staff & volunteers who helped deliver the baby girl in Cascade Pichon:
HHI’s Haitian Med Team – Southeast
Dr. Kethia Lamour
Nurse Elisabeth Lindor
Nurse Nathalie Pierre
Nurse Dana Darnell – Downingtown, PA
Nurse Dianne Finnegan – Allentown, PA
HHI’s Haitian Medical Teams
HHI has three med teams comprised of Haitian medical professionals, who travel on a weekly circuit to all of our 14 clinics in the country. The teams are made up of a doctor, a nurse, another nurse or a pharmacist, and a clinic/team coordinator. While they work on a rotation, HHI brings in volunteers from the US and other countries to augment the team. We’re always recruiting medical volunteers to work with us in Haiti. Join us!