EXPERIENCES IN HAITI LUCAS AND ALICIA AND HAITI

29Nov/110

another day in the office

November 29th, 2011 by

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29Nov/110

bought all of his coffee at the store in cap

November 29th, 2011 by

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28Nov/110

cap-haitien

November 28th, 2011 by

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22Nov/110

Grandma Bev

November 22nd, 2011 by

Today I received a text from my mom, that my Grandma Bev was on her way to the hospital.  Possible kidney failure.  She turned out to be super dehydrated, and is still waiting for test results.

On Oct 5, 2010 as Lucas and I arrived at LAX with our 4 suitcases in route to move our lives to another country, I received a text that my Grandma Bev was being rushed to the hospital.  We had just visited her the day before.  It was a stroke.  She recovered fairly well, but not well enough to live on her own.  I got to see her in January, May, and recently in Oct (the pic above).  She has been staying in a super nice place in Corona minutes from her home and also minutes from her son, grandkids and great-grandkids.  My parents have also been visiting frequently.  An ultra independent woman, she didn't want to be there, talking frequently of going home.  Oxygen tanks, pressing buttons when she fell, and periodic visits from nurses for her to take her meds seemed frustrating to her.  We repeatedly encouraged her to do the things we believed would get her there, and cheer her up in the meantime: exercise and making friends.

It all can seem so distant.  I am so thankful for technology and for prayer.  2 things which are not subjected to 3 dimensions.    Please pray with me for her and my family.

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22Nov/110

Paul Farmer

November 22nd, 2011 by

You can't be involved in Haiti long without hearing about Paul Farmer.  In Sept we had a couple intern with us that was totally obsessed with the guy.  I liked them, and so I finally decided to learn a bit more abou the mysterious name Paul Farmer.  Someone out there, I cant for the life of me remember who, gave me the book Mountains Beyond Mountains. Paul Farmer's story is a powerful one of how one person can truly make an incredible difference in the world.  A doctor in love with the poor.  He directly serves individual patients with intent, as well as serves large communities of the poor with intense global advocation for improvements in public health.  The author Tracy Kidder brings you along on a journey into the life, work, and person of Paul Farmer.  I recommend Mountains Beyond Mountains to those interested in global public health, individual patient care, Haiti, or a fascinating story of the life of a simple man out to change what he can to make the world a better place.  I am inspired.

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18Nov/110

dave (and some other kids)

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18Nov/110

glowstick bowling

November 18th, 2011 by

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16Nov/110

i totally dont cause a scene walking into a school

November 16th, 2011 by

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15Nov/110

over the river and through the woods, to cerca carvajal we go

November 15th, 2011 by

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15Nov/111

tell me these do not look like voila toilets

November 15th, 2011 by

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