Stories from Haiti
Jefferson Haiti Initiative
Adam J. Luginbuhl, MD, Joseph M. Curry, MD, and Elizabeth Dale, EVP and Chief Advancement Officer, discuss the inspiration, impact, and future of CHANCE...
Student Story – Matthew Stewart
It was a month before I would put my white coat on for the first time. I ran across a photo online of Dr. Joe Curry and Dr. Adam Luginbuhl checking in on a patient who had just undergone a laryngectomy––but in Haiti...
Dire Need for Radiation Therapy in Haiti
Dominque, a Haitian resident studying with Dr. Jean-Gilles, discusses the frustration she faces daily. She knows radiation therapy is the answer, but instead must watch helplessly while her patients die needlessly...
Haiti Day Three – PM – Helpless
Later in the day on Saturday, our surgeons went to the open-air clinic to see a patient. In stark contrast to a U.S. physician’s office, there were no walls, only a metal roof above rows of wooden benches...
Haiti Day Three – AM – Ban Poison Darts
Day three begins with a formal lesson, a sermon on kindness. At 7 a.m., we join about ten Haitians for a Catholic Mass in an open-air chapel...
Haiti Day Two – Soul
The word for day two is soul. My first recollections of the word soul are from my very early years in parochial elementary school...
Haiti Day One – Humanity
I am in a very small unair-conditioned pickup truck traversing Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It’s hot. Three of us are crammed in the backseat...
There's a Chance That Lives in Every Dream
A story by David Caldarella, a stage IV cancer survivor and grateful patient.