Mario and I received a whole suitcase of medical donations, but our friends Igor and Jaqueline (part of the Brazil team) received boxes and boxes the day before the trip, and by God's grace were able to bring everything without having to pay any over-weight!
We weren't sure what to expect when we arrived, but we were told that Saint Marc in Haiti was receiving hundreds of refugies, children and some wonded victims, so we decided to take the bus headed to Saint Marc....
The following is some of what we have seen and done here:
These medications have already been put to use. Today we spent the day helping the other nurses and doctors that were already here. There are teams arriving all the time, but Brazil and USA were the first to arrive here.
This is Marcelo, from the Brazil team, cleaning a wound on a young girl's foot. He is a medical surgeon and his wife Fernanda is a nurse. Today they had a lot of work to do in the temporary clinic that was set up on the base here in Haiti.
One of the main jobs that Mario and I had today was to register hundreds of earthquake victims from Port-au-Prince who came to Saint Marc. We are registering them as refugies so that they can receive government aid...Yesterday when we arrived we unpacked the donations that we brought (as well as that of the US teams) and separated them, filed them and put them on shelves.
We have done a lot here in Saint Marc, but the whole team has been feeling a bit "ansy" to go to Port-au-Prince where we know the needs are most urgent. So we are leaving tomorow at 6am to go to Port-au-Prince. We will be there until Tuesday....Pray for us!!!