Saturday, May 28, 2022

Healing Hands for Haiti

Matt Ray

Hello,

I apologize if this email comes unwanted into this list, but I wanted to tell you about an opportunity to make a huge difference for a group of people. I go to Haiti on a yearly basis as a volunteer translator with a group called Healing Hands for Haiti. HHH is a non-profit organization based out of Salt Lake City, but we have a clinic in Haiti and our main focus is working with the handicapped there. On our last trip to Haiti (2 weeks ago) we took down 2 Prosthetists, an Orthotist, and several Physical and Occupational Therapists. We fitted the following while we were there:

2- below elbow prostheses
2- above elbow prostheses
3- below knee prostheses
4- Above knee prostheses

In addition, we took 5 AK casts which will modified and returned for fitting with the next prosthetic team. There are over 100,000 amputees in Haiti who really have no hope, in their minds, of having new limbs. We’re trying to change that. We also worked with 4 orphanages while we were there, monitoring and teaching the caregivers as they worked with handicapped children.

We’re looking for professionals who would be interested in volunteering their time and money to go to Haiti with us on future trips. For more information about Healing Hands for Haiti, please see our website, www.healinghandsforhaiti.org. If you have specific questions, please call me or any of those contacts you see on the website.

Please understand that this is a volunteer organization and all expenses for the trip are shared by the group going down. We will be doing fund raising, but you can probably count on covering your transportation costs, to and from Haiti, as well as transportation in Haiti. The clinic houses 22 people and it costs $35 per night to stay there, which includes 2 meals a day.

I look forward to hearing from you and hope that you will be interested in participating in our project.

Best regards,

Matt Ray
Volunteer Translator and Webmaster
Healing Hands for Haiti
[email protected]
661.588.4400
www.healinghandsforhaiti.org

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