The Seed Stories

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…
April 18, 2023

Twins making history!

Lauvin Dawensky and Dawensley are twin brothers from Palma, a remote village on the mountain of Lagonave Island. On May 26, 2021 their mother Clonese Medes, 34 years old, a farmer with 4 children, was at about 37 weeks of gestation when she felt that she was not doing well and went to a clinic in the village. After evaluation, the doctor said that she was in labor and she was referred to Wesley…
April 18, 2023

Our little Hero, André Lunie

André Lunie is a 19-month-old infant that was born healthy at the hospital after an uneventful pregnancy. When she was 4 months old, her mother realized that her head was abnormal and she quickly brought her to a clinic in her village where a nurse recommended she come to For You Haiti. When we evaluated her at the clinic, we found out that Lunie had a condition called Hydrocephalus. Just one m…
March 20, 2023

Beating all the odds! 

Written by Doctor Junior Etienne.   After her parents passed away, Erlande Esperance lived in Zabricot at La Gonave with her grandmother. Erlande Esperance’s only hope and only support was For You Haiti. Erlande had a terrible skin ailment.   One of our drivers, Carmy, saw her all alone seating in the dust, people avoiding getting too close to her saying her disease is probably contag…
March 20, 2023

Staff Spotlight: Jony Pierre

Written by Doctor Junior Etienne. Jony Pierre – Staff Spotlight:  Behind the scenes, in the ‘kitchen’ (how I love calling it!), working so hard every single day to make everything happen here on the ground at La Gonave is Jony Pierre. We have many people that we could highlight, we have Samuel Michel the FYH President, Our wonderful clinic nurse Ganette Nicolas, Goergie our lovely administrati…
March 20, 2023

A Brave Lady

Written by Doctor Junior Etienne.    Sherline’s story begins with her infinite effort to take care of her first child, Podolsky, who was born with a very difficult heart congenital malformation and continues with the hope that she never stopped carrying for her second baby boy, who she was expecting, to be born healthy.   Life has not been easy for Sherline. Her first pregnancy was a …
March 1, 2023

New Life & New Miracles

When the gangs burned down Edeline Excellent’s home and little tailor shop at Martissant, she didn’t have any other option but to come back to La Gonave, with 4 children, pregnant (carrying twins), and her husband who had just lost everything. Edeline Excellent didn’t have hope for any future.   Arriving at La Gonave, they lived with her sister for a while, but it was so difficult for her …
March 1, 2023

Tevez’s Story

Did you know that every single day our drivers cover more than 60% of la Gonave,  bringing hope to the forgotten ones?! This is how we found Tevez, living in Pointe a Raquettes. In our first contact with the family, the mom didn’t what to even let us see him, because no organization has ever kept their promises to them. “So many organizations have visited, but nothing ever happened, so why shou…
March 1, 2023

An Amazing Journey Into Motherhood

Georgie has been our For You Haiti Office Manager and overall staff coordinator since 2020. She plays an enormous role in For You Haiti’s daily activities; making staff schedules, communicating with parents, and enrolling kids in all of the FYH programs (sponsorship, school, medical assistance, the care house, and daily reports) Georgie is in the middle of everything every single day! She is t…
February 1, 2023

A Desperate Father Sees a Better Future for His Son

On October 27, 2022. It was midday when an old man carrying a child knocked at the clinic door. I greeted them and looked into his eyes. My first impression was that this man has a beautiful soul. When I asked him why did he bring this child to see me he said,  “Doctor, I come from a village very far from the town, I just come to the clinic because I’m very desperate about this malformation in …
February 1, 2023

Meet Dr. Junior

Doctor Junior is one of the doctors at FYH. He’s appreciated and loved by the whole community of La Gonave. With his bright and contagious smile, he’s a friend to everyone. He’s a devoted and dedicated Doctor, always available to help FYH children and other people in the communities who come to him. Dr. Junior leads the prenatal clinic program at FYH, a program where vulnerable pregnant women c…
February 1, 2023

A Visit Could Save a Life

Sanrealie is an 11 years old girl from Tipalmis, a remote village of La Gonave. Stephanie, her mother, was 22 years old when she became pregnant with Sanrealie. Stephanie delivered at home after an uneventful pregnancy. Everything was fine, Stephanie was breastfeeding and caring for her lovely baby. However, 6 days after the delivery she noticed the color of the baby was changing; Sanrealie was…
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