Local Pharmacist Participates In Haiti Medical Mission

Haitians wait to see medical professionals during a previous Medical Mission. Courtesy/Catherine Fry

COMMUNITY News:

Los Alamos Pharmacist Catherine Fry is fundraising as she returns to Haiti for her third Medical Mission with Friends of the Children of Haiti.

“Please consider making a financial donation to support my May team’s effort to provide quality health care to the least of God’s children,” she said. 

Secure donations may be made at http://fotcoh.donorpages.com/May2015Team/CatherineFry/.

Friends of the Children of Haiti information:

  • We are a 30-year-old non-profit organization based in Peoria, Ill.
  • We provide life-saving medical care to more than 15,000 Haitians annually at our clinic in Haiti.
  • Haiti has recently been designated the poorest, sickest place on earth.
  • Survival is a daily struggle.
  • Haiti’s statistics are heartbreaking:
  • 1 in 5 children die due to malnutrition, dehydration or diarrhea — all preventable.
  • Overall life expectancy is 54 years old.
  • 20 percent of all children die before the age of 5 because their parents cannot afford medical care.
  • Without our volunteer doctors and nurses, these Haitians would likely never be seen by a medical professional.

“I am going to Haiti in May, but we also have clinics in January, March, July and September and November,” Fry said. “Your support will help me help the more than 2,500 Haitians we will see in May: babies, toddlers, children, mothers, fathers and grandparents!”

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