|At the Orphanage|
We got up Saturday morning and did our rounds before leaving the hospital for a day’s excursion. All our patients were doing well so we left in a tap-tap for the orphanage. We have been going to the same orphanage on every trip I have been on to Haiti and it’s been really fun to see the changes happening within the orphanage and to see the kids growing up. They definitely remember us! Each time we have gone, the orphanage has become more of a structure with walls and less of a tarped-off area. There are still a ton of kids there, but like always they greet us with smiles and singing. We brought them more clothes, shoes, and care packages that were sent from the team that followed us back in November 2010. We stayed and played for a while and I had the complete joy of holding this little girl who walked up to me the minute we got to the orphanage and held out her arms to be picked up. These kids are always so cute and seem to be happy and enjoying life. It’s sad to think about their situation, but hard to not feel joy after spending time with them.
|Pat, Tom, Amy, me at La Reserve|
|Me, Pat, Tom, Amy at Fort Jacques|
On our way back to the hospital to meet up with some of our 2nd week team members that were flying in that night, we saw a man walking across the busy streets of Port-au-Prince on his knees. He clearly had some untreated congenital disorder that left him without lower extremities that he could walk normally on. And after our brief oasis, we all were brought right back to the reality of where we were.
|at the Orphanage|