When we got back to the hotel last night, we reconnected with five intrepid members of our Dental team who had spent the day on the island of La Gonave seeing and treating Haitians who live there but have no access to care. In fact, not one of the 300,000+
After a restful and much-needed day off, we packed up bright and early and headed to the massive slum area near Port-Au-Prince called Canaan. This community was born when thousands of citizens were displaced by the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010. Their homes were destroyed and they all
The Team In Pictures
Today has been a welcome day off for the Speroway team as we recharge before two big clinic set-ups in the outskirts of Port-Au-Prince. I thought I’d take this opportunity to post pics of the team – and what a team it is. In case you didn’t know, every member of
Moving Day (in more ways than one)…
Today was a long day, but a good day. After three days in the Pignon region of Haiti, this would be our last as we planned a morning clinic and then a trip to a Speroway-supported feeding centre on our way back to a hotel near Port-Au-Prince, our home
Great Morning, Tough Afternoon
This morning was something special here in Pignon. We finished breakfast and walked over to the elementary school to witness their opening exercises which includes a ceremonial flag raising and a rousing rendition of the Haitian national anthem. Just before we arrived, we took a slight detour to Kristie and
The Best Laid Plans…
We started at 6:30 am prepping for our first clinic day. Busload after busload of patients were expected from the surrounding region and by 8:00, we were ready – or so we thought. Despite our best efforts, we just couldn’t get all eight of our portable dental units running at
The Eagle Has Landed… in Haiti!
I’m sitting at a table in our dormitory-style residence at a university smack-dab in the middle of Haiti. How we got here was quite an adventure that began for most of us at Pearson International Airport around 4:30 this morning. We took an early flight to Montreal where we were
El Salvador Dental / Medical Trip June 2016
It was great for our team to get back to the clinic Speroway built in El Salvador, in large part due to the generosity of the C.H. Stiller Memorial Foundation and the Pottruff Foundation.
Our dental team was led by dentist Dr. Jack Cottrell and he was joined by fellow dentists