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Thank you Nephrology Department

Thank you Nephrology Department doctor’s and Nurses, especially Dr. Prebis and Joan (the head nurse), for a pleasant and successful experience. I really appreciate all that you did. You really made a difference in my life. Without this great experience I would have never been inspired to pursue a career as a Radiology Tech. Merry […]

My twin boys: Ean and Evan

Ean and Evan

All my life I knew I wanted to be a mother. When people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always replied “a mommy.” My dreams came true in late February when I found out I was pregnant with twins. From the beginning, I was terrified because I knew there […]

Last night in Haiti

For my last night in Haiti, Sister Judy and our leader Jeff Kempf have taken us to a very nice restaurant just minutes from the hospital grounds. It was a great way to end the trip. We began the morning with a memorable meeting we are sure will make history. We began the conversation of […]

A different view of Haiti

Dr. Kempf plays with the kids at the orphanage in Haiti

We are midway through our service here at St Damien’s, the only pediatric hospital in Haiti. Having never been to Haiti before, I had somewhat of a “skewed” view of the climate of the country overall. Having come straight to the hospital, and living in the camp on the grounds of the hospital, all we […]

Keeping our spirits high in Haiti

Haitian boy

A Haitian day seems a lot longer than an American day, if that is possible. We all parted for our duties at 7 a.m., after downing a cliff bar and a cup of instant coffee. Our nurses here, along with nurse practitioner Ann Ryan and former Akron pediatric resident Rachel, taught PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life […]

Another eye-opening experience in Haiti

Boy in Haiti

Today was an unbelievable day in Haiti. Jeff worked all night in the ER. Pediatric nurse practitioner, Tracey Herstich, and critical care doctor, John Pope, covered the intensive care unit, and I was in the clinic. With the help of a medical interpreter, I saw more than 16 patients. I treated the majority of them […]