Category Archives: Haiti – Julie Briggs

Family Love

My closest friends in Haiti are a wee family which I am sure you have heard me talk about, Dr Rodney his wife Vedane and their 3 kids, Wood, Ollie and Alisha. Dr Rodney works in our clinic and they … Continue reading

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Back for a visit

I am just home from just over a week in Haiti. As you know I left a month early and very quickly due to a couple of circumstances and I really felt I never got a proper chance to say … Continue reading

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1 year later

12th January 2010……..a date not one single person in Haiti will ever forget. One year ago today the 7.3 earthquake hit Port au Prince and devestated the whole country. In just 35 seconds…… Over 300,000 people died Over 500, 000 … Continue reading

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Great is thy faithfulness

Due to a couple of personal circumstances I have decided to leave Haiti a month early before my term ends and head home. I am going to try and keep writing on my blog experiences I have had and ways … Continue reading

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Loss

Wednesday  was a hard day for us in the clinic as we lost three patients. We went down to the clinic on Wednesday morning and the night nurses told us we lost one of the old ladies during the night. … Continue reading

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Christmas, Culture shock, Cold and Cholera!!

After being at the clinic for too many hours everyday and night working with our patients who have cholera I hadn’t even thought about Christmas. However on Thursday Hannah, Matt, Stacey and I had to go to the Dominican to … Continue reading

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More on Cholera

Cholera is the thing everyone is talking about right now. It is now present in all 10 departments of Haiti with the North department (where we are) being the worst affected. People are so scared of getting cholera because of … Continue reading

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Noise

I never thought I would be happy to hear the sound of a horn on a huge truck in Haiti. Just to explain a wee bit…….driving in Haiti is a bit crazy and the rules are, if you want to … Continue reading

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Cholera

Just as I think life in Haiti cannot get any worse, it does. When I think the people cannot cope with anything else they find the strength to. 12th January brought the earthquake in Port au Prince, November brought Hurricane Tomas which caused mass flooding and … Continue reading

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Babies

Just before I went home Vedane and Rodney has adopted Alisha and I had asked my dad if anyone had any old baby clothes that I could bring back for her and some other babies that would be great. I … Continue reading

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