All testimonials are from those who have volunteered in the Jacmel clinic.
"It was truly terrific to serve the Haitian people. Their tenacity and overall "can do" attitude was a humbling reminder that our problems are minuscule in comparison. I started off the week hoping I would be able to provide them an invaluable service of rehabilitation that so many of them desperately need indeed. However, by the end of the week, I realized that they may well have taught me even more. The Haitian people inspired me with overcoming spirit and will to survive."
“My time working in Haiti brought me back to the joy that allowed me to choose Physical therapy as my career. I got back to treating patients with only the concern of getting them better. Not having to worry about all the other pressures that a therapist is faced with in daily practice.”
“My recent trip to Haiti was an extremely rewarding and a truly worthwhile experience. We take many things for granted in the United States and this opened my eyes to how VERY lucky we really are. I am happy that I was able to use my clinical skills and knowledge to help a population that had never had the opportunity of receiving OT and/or PT. The people of Jacmel were so appreciative and feel blessed that I was able to have a positive impact on their overall quality of life. With the continued help of the many sponsoring organizations and CCF we can hopefully have an ongoing presence in the area for years to come.”
“The people of Haiti will not be without the need for rehab services for quite some time. Word is spreading and people travel long distances in search for hope and relief from pain, weakness, and limited mobility. I encourage more clinicians to be a part of this movement, and I count myself fortunate to have had the opportunity to help.”