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Thoughts from the Mountaintop and on the US elections
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Thoughts from the Mountaintop and on the US elections

Serge works for a nonprofit, has a family, and is a leader of a local community association — an excellent realization of John F. Kennedy’s statement. He wanted to know if I’d heard who was finally elected in the U.S. He noted, “the majority of Haitians are for Joe.”

A doctor’s dream for the future
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A doctor’s dream for the future

Between college courses, he worked as a medical translator for two clinics staffed by volunteers coming from the U.S. Nurses from one of the clinics knew of Plonquet’s dream and recognized his determination. They offered to pay for his medical schooling at Université Quisqueya in Port-au-Prince.

Hurricane
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Hurricane

Hundreds of charities directed their focus to the country when the hurricanes hit. Mike and I received calls and emails from our connections involved with international relief. They knew emergency procedures, but not the island. They were heading to the northwest sector, near Gonaives, where the most severe destruction occurred. We asked, but no one was interested in the south where Lamontay lay.

Chick, Chick, Chicken!
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Chick, Chick, Chicken!

Every child focused on making a chicken, but there was no unison here, only individuality. In this space where lessons were always spoken together, now there were 60 unique voices, descriptive of a never-before-enjoyed educational experience.

The Cacao Tree
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The Cacao Tree

Our host led us to the grove of cacao trees. Beneath, a table and four chairs awaited us. A flock of chickens rummaged nearby. M. honored us—we were among the few, perhaps the only, Americans to sit there with him.

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