Missions in Haiti
In light of the devastation caused by the Haiti earthquake in 2010, the CSI Board explored how they could help the children living there. We wanted to make a commitment to a country that had suffered untold loss of life and was struggling to meet the basic needs of their children for both food and medical care. The fact that 50% of children die before age five was reason enough to make this mission a priority.
Shortly after the disaster, CSI contacted Fr.Rick Frechette, director of St. Damien's Children's Hospital in Port Au Prince, Haiti, and his hospital administrator worked with us to develop a mission. St. Damien's is the only pediatric hospital in Haiti, which is why this location was chosen. In September 2010 an eight-person medical team went to Haiti and performed 38 surgeries in three-and-a-half days. Most of the surgeries were for hernias and circumcisions, and other general pediatric procedures. CSI was privileged to return to Haiti in April and September 2011.
See pictures from Haiti.