The Seed Stories

January 31, 2024

Stories From The Field | January 2024

STORIES FROM THE FIELD: Stories from Jony Pierre – For You Haiti’s Medical Coordinator      AN OUTSTANDING HUMAN!  Chery Marie Goergie was born in Petit-Palmiste La Gonave. She began primary school at Petit-Palmiste and moved to Anse-a-Galets for High school. After graduating in High school, Chery studied Hotel Management, Cosmetology and Informatics. Our office is right by the school wher…
October 25, 2023

Stories From The Field | October 2023

STORIES FROM THE FIELD: Stories from our beloved Doctor Berly:   PO HAS SAFELY ARRIVED IN BARCELONA! Po has successfully arrived! After meticulous planning and extensive logistics work spanning three months, this remarkable young boy is now on solid ground in Barcelona, Spain. He is under the dedicated care of our partner organization, Chain of Hope, and the medical team at Hospital San…
September 25, 2023

Straightening His Path!

In 2022, Elien Jay Bermenslee visited our medical clinic on La Gonave due to his bowed legs. After consulting with an orthopedic surgeon, it was recommended that he wait for another year before considering surgery. This year, Elien moved to Carrefour on the mainland to live with his grandparents, posing communication challenges for the FYH team. Fortunately, his father, who resides on La Gonave…
September 25, 2023

Heart Surgeries in Dallas, TX

“Health” is a word that holds immense significance, especially here in Haiti, due to the numerous deficiencies in our healthcare system. Not everyone has access to it, and one glaring example of this is heart surgery. The journey for a patient in need of surgery in Haiti can be incredibly long, arduous, exorbitantly expensive, and unfortunately, often feels hopeless as well. Can you imagine tel…
July 27, 2023

JULY 2023 | Stories From The Field

Elien jay Bermenslee   Elien visited the FYH clinic on LG in 2022 for bowed legs. He was advised by an orthopedist to wait for a further year before surgery. This year, Elien moved to the mainland in Carrefour to live with his grandparents. The FYH team was unable to contact them however his father who lives on LG gave directions on how to reach the grandmother’s house. I trekked to the gr…
June 12, 2023

Chideley, the Future Soccer Star

Chideley is a five-year-old little boy. He was born in Cabaret, a city in the western department of Haiti. He was one year old when he started to walk, run and explore the world around him, but one day he had an accident that changed his life. On April 2019, while he was running at his grandmother’s court, he fell down. What it seemed to be an ordinary fall for a toddler was going to have some …
June 12, 2023

Brahms, the Fighter

Brahms is a two (2) years old boy from Tipalmiste, a remote village on La Gônave island.  Guirlaine is Brahm’s mother.  Brahms was Guirlaine’s first baby. Everything was fine, like every pregnant woman, she was excited to meet her baby. But one day during a check-up in the third trimester she received unexpected news.  After an ultrasound, the doctors informed her that the Baby had a condition …
June 12, 2023

Staff Spotlight! – Meet Launa

Launa is one of the FYH chefs. She was born in “Nan Citron” a village about 11 miles from the main city of the Island. She started her primary school at “Nan Citron” and moved to Anse-a-Galets when she was just 8 years old where she completed her primary school.  After graduating the secondary school, she stayed at Anse à Galets to study what she was always dreaming of Cosmetology and Hotel Man…
May 12, 2023

A Hard Road

Abandoned by her husband with 5 kids and no job, Jayden’s mom was simply hopeless when she came to our office. Recovering from his first surgery for Hirschsprung disease, she came to the office seeking help for her 8-month little boy, Jayden Meus.    She explained to me that she has no money left as the first surgery took everything from me and she asked “Could you please help me Doctor?”,…
May 12, 2023

A Life Saving Brain Surgery!

Djoulie Demare Is one of FYH’s hydrocephalus patients who had the opportunity to have surgery at Bernard Mevs Hospital in Port au Prince in April 2022.   It was already 3 pm when Carmy and I took the decision to go visit Djoulie in the countryside. Her Mom told us that she wasn’t feeling good with a fever and didn’t eat much for many days. As a post-op little patient, it wasn’t difficult t…
May 12, 2023

Staff Spotlight: Nurse Sophonie!

It’s certainly a gift from heaven that we have at For You Haiti to find the best souls here at La Gonave, Port-au-Prince, Australia, the States, or everywhere to serve a higher purpose.    At For You Haiti, we are not only colleagues but we are family, and one of our youngest Nurses and team members is Sophonie. Our lovely little nurse takes care of our patients and students in our special…
April 26, 2023

Staff spotlight – Fransot!

Fransot is one of the FYH drivers meaning that every week he visits patients of FYH in the town and in the different villages of Lagonave. He is always available for emergency visits, and he does his work always with a smile. Fransot was born at Palma, a village about 6 miles from Anse-a-Galets, the main city of  La Goanave Island. He went to high school at  Anse–Galets and has been part of th…
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