Mobile Medical Clinics – Our mobile medical clinics are at the heart of what we do. We provide basic medical care within Haiti’s most dangerous slums, treating common ailments such as fungal infections and wounds. Many of the areas we visit have never before granted access to outside organizations and thus the people have been waiting their entire life for medical treatment.
Surgical Care – Our clinics often lead us to people requiring major surgical intervention. Laura is then able to reach out to a network of surgeons that she’s developed relationships with over the years to start a treatment plan. We will arrange for any tests that may be required and bring the patient to all surgical appointments (from consult to after care). While many surgeons will volunteer their time in these cases, Project Aftershock generally covers all costs associated with tests, transportation, medication, and hospital fees.
Scholarship – Behind these challenging medical cases are real people. With a soul. With dreams. With trauma. With families. With talents. With potential. Sometimes our work helps us to identify individuals who would benefit from a scholarship, be it elementry, technical, or university. In fact, our very first scholarship recipient is about to graduate from nursing school!
When the earthquake struck in 2010, I literally jumped on a plane with no plans and no organization to meet up with. I followed a group of doctors off the plane, introduced myself as a nurse, and climbed into their van. We drove through the broken streets of Haiti passing piles upon piles of dead bodies with our Starbucks coffee in hand, still warm from the Miami airport. I spent the next three weeks working with them. From that point on, I continued to make short term trips back to Haiti. Until, six years ago, God spoke to me so clearly telling me to quit my job, open a thrift store, and make this my full time ministry.