News and Stories from the Field

Haiti with hope: Midlanders arrive in quake-ravaged country

On Thursday, Daily News photographer John Tully left Midland to document the journey of seven local physicians and nurses who met up with Midlander Mallery Thurlow, the founder of Haiti Foundation Against Poverty. Their hope was to set up a clinic and help Haitians in...

January 2013 Update

The IWISH mission of self-sustainability has been increasingly “testing the waters” of technical training and equipment donation in Haiti, where corruption and theft is the rule rather than the exception.  The three ultrasound machines donated previously are a huge...

After the Quake: Trip #5 (March 2011)

The stated objective of the March (Spring Break) medical mission trip was to finalize the team of Haitian physicians that would make the clinics self-sustaining. The core group of Haitian physicians is passionate and very appreciative of the dedication that we have to...

After the quake: Trip #4 (October 2010)

Our trip in October with Gail McGee , Rob Kelch and Nichol Krupp was overshadowed by the tragic death of Madam Kisnail (Francionette Marie). She was a jubilant, energetic and captivating young woman who served as the night nanny at the HFAP Guest House . Pregnant with...

After the quake: Trip #3

The third trip, we were accompanied by Drs. Samah and Asmah Nasser and Jennifer Eddy, an RN from the RNICU at Covenant Healthcare of Saginaw Michigan. By the third trip, the makeshift neonatal unit at the University of Miami Tent Hospital was overrun with infectious...

After the quake: Trip #2

As soon as we returned to Michigan, we set up the next trips. Nichol Krupp, professional photographer with a degree in social work, had been “called” to Haiti. She vowed to “kidnap” John Tully and take his place on our first flight, but resolved herself to the second...

After the quake: Trip #1

According to the calendar in the Les Bours school classroom (see the picture by John Tulley of Midland Daily News JPT8435), the world stopped on January 12th. As the walls of the schools shook, some collapsed, knocking over the water filters, rendering them useless....

Before the Quake

It seems like an eternity, but it was only 14 months, 52 aftershocks registering 4.5 or greater, a tornado, a hurricane and a cholera epidemic ago that Haiti was hit unexpectedly by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. This earthquake occurred approximately one year after the...

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