8th annual Maine Walks with Haiti
This coming Saturday will mark my 6th time walking with Haiti around Back Cove in Portland, Maine.
Konbit Sante, which has been going strong for 15 years now, uses the Walk as its major fundraising event of the year and I hope you will consider joining me on May 13 by registering to walk or by making a donation on this page to support my effort.
I visited Konbit Sante projects in Cap Haitian, Haiti in February, as I do most years. I was particularly pleased to visit the new pediatrics wing under construction at Justinian hospital, which Konbit Sante has midwifed and is working closely with Haitian partners to help create the systems and protocols which will make the new facility a success.
I also visited a very different facility, a community health center in one of Cap Haitien's poorest suburbs, Fort Bourgeois, where Konbit Sante again is helping local doctors and nurses upgrade a struggling local facility. I think the highlight of my visit this year was to the Baptist Convention Hospital, which Konbit Sante has been supporting since the earthquake for its groundbreaking spinal cord work and its cholera treatment centers.
This year I was moved to see love and care provided by smiling international volunteers and hospital employees to scores of handicapped and mentally challenged children.
Thanks for your consideration.