In early April 2016, OLUOL made it's first trip to Haiti. Here're the highlights:
- Kervens received two new legs, one for walking (with a knee) and one for running (a pylon with a blade foot).
- Mikerline had casts made for arms to be fabricated in the U.S. (Unfortunately, the plaster molds weren't setting in Haiti.)
- Luciano and Woodline (who have shoulder disarticulations) both had casts made for prosthetic arms.
- Six other amputees' prostheses were repaired and ten other amputees were evaluated by the team. These patients were walk-ins!
- We validated our relationship/process with Bernard Mevs Hospital and strengthened relationships in Haiti, allowing for ongoing support!
- Read more complete reports from Christy and Jess!
OLUOL completed our second trip to Haiti in August 2016! Here's a quick summary of the trip:
- 22 Total patients (10 planned, 12 walk-in)
- 5 Complete legs built and presented
- 10 Arms built and presented (including Woodline & Luciano's)
- 10 Prostheses repaired or had new parts or sockets installed
- 2 Scoliosis braces built and presented
- 12 Prostheses repaired and/or adjusted
- Physical and Occupational therapy provided to amputees
Our June 2017 trip was fantastic! Thanks for the prayers and support! As always, here're the highlights:
- 22 Total patients seen
- 13 New legs built and presented!
- 5 Legs repaired / adjusted
- 2 Arms repaired / adjusted
- Gait training with 11 patients
- Running training with 3 patients
- Physical Therapy with 7 patients
- Parallel bars (for walking training) built
- Visited Project Stitch
Read even more about our trip here on the blog!
In May 2018 OLUOL made it's first trip to the new location, Fond-des-Blancs, Haiti, where we partnered with St. Boniface Hospital! It was a great trip, we were warmly welcomed by the St. Boniface team, got established, and hit the ground running! Visit St. Boniface's website here to read a little bit about our new partnership!
The team knocked out a productive trip to Fond des Blancs, Haiti in Novemeber 2018! Here are some highlights:
- 9 new limbs (6 above the knee, 2 below the knee, 1 arm)
- 5 major limb repairs
- 1 new running leg and running training
- 3 patients referred to Pierre Guy at Tous Asam
- Daily physiotherapy and gait training for all amputees
- 15 physiotherapy sessions for hospital staff other than amputees
As always, glory to God and thank you for your continued support and prayers!
Visit and read the SBHF article about a special young man, Jamesly and his first steps!