First Patient

January 19, 2010

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Dr. Joe’s first patient was a pregnant woman with a broken leg, which had already been treated. The woman was nine months pregnant with her second child. She was beautiful and had a bright smile. Dr. Joe determined she and baby were fine, and the baby is expected to be born in about two weeks.

Dr. Joe’s wife Linda went into the hall and found the baby’s father standing there. Linda asked the man if he wanted to see the baby on the ultrasound. Linda soon realized that all the man wanted to do was show her a photo of his other child, a boy who looked to be about 3 or 4 years old. The man then told her that his son had died in the earthquake.

Linda writes: “There are so many who have lost loved ones. In fact I imagine this has touched every family in Haiti… Once again I’ve heard Haitians just thank us for coming. Today someone shared that before there was no hope, but now there is hope!”

Joe and Linda Markee are board member for Haiti Foundation of Hope. They are currently volunteering in Haiti with our partner agency, Medical Teams International.

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