Cholera 6 – in Petite Riviere, Haiti

Cholera 5 – Update – 500 deaths so far

Cholera 3  –  Overview of cholera and the situation as of Nov. 1, 2010

Cholera 2 – Will the outbreak head to Port au Prince?  We stay.

Cholera 1 – Preparing to go to Artibonite: a decision to make

Fr. Scott

The mission to Petite Riviere was short but productive, and we accomplished our goals. Theresia, MarcDaly and I went there for 4 days from Oct. 28- 31 for three reasons:

1. To help people affected by cholera and other illnesses.

Sick People in Savan Laroch

 

2. To meet and work with Fr. Christoph, a Haitian priest and the pastor of St. Jerome Parish in Petite Riviere. And to pray and worship in solidarity with the people of St. Jerome.

Celebrating  mass on the Feast of the Apostles - Sts. Jude and Simon

Celebrating mass on the Feast of the Apostles - Sts. Jude and Simon

 

3.  To do medical and logistical reconnaissance in anticipation of a much larger mission in January 2011.     

St. Jerome Parish - Petite Riviere

St. Jerome Parish - Petite Riviere

We spent half our time in Petite Riviere and the other in Savan Laroch. At the former we celebrated mass and prayed with the people while getting to know Fr. Christoph.

Putting in an IV in a dehydrated patient

Light of the World Charities in Florida is planning a surgical mission in January 2011, and CTF-SOS DRS may prepare the way for and collaborate in that mission along with Fr. Christoph and the personnel at the healthcare facility near St. Jerome Parish, Charles Colmon Hospital. There I submitted my medical documentation, etc. in anticipation of working in Petite Riviere.

Back at St. Jerome Parish in Petite Riviere with our host, Fr. Christoph, and another priest from the Diocese of Gonaives, Fr. Luckson.

Back at St. Jerome Parish in Petite Riviere with our host, Fr. Christoph, and another priest from the Diocese of Gonaives, Fr. Luckson.

In Savan Laroch we had a good medical, pastoral and humanitarian mission over 2 days. We decided to go to this remote region given that the Caritas- run dispensary had reported suspected cases of cholera.

In fact, I treated at least 2 cases amidst other types of maladies.

The team in Savan laRoch - Theresia, Ana, Fr. Scott, Victonia, MarcDaly

The team in Savan laRoch - Theresia, Ana, Fr. Scott, Victonia, MarcDaly

We also prayed with people, celebrated mass, delivered medications to the dispensary, and slept in tents! A congregation of sisters of St. Paul of Chartres hosted us during our visit, which was an enjoyable experience.

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2 thoughts on “Cholera 6 – in Petite Riviere, Haiti

  1. The act of Love …. Thanks for sharing love to others in the difficulty life ….
    “Love is patient, love is kind, Love does not insist on its own way. Love bears all things, believes all things, Hopes all things, endures all things.Love never fails.” – I Corinthians 13:4-8

  2. bless this mission and people it serves –

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