It finally worked out that I had a week between my time with my family in Cap Haitian and my time helping with the Special Needs Health Fair in Gressier/Leogane area. I was able to bring 2 of the Rehab Technician Volunteers Claudette and Panier who have been serving at the Miriam Center with me so they could learn from watching me evaluate, treat, and educate their staff how to work with each of their 13 kids.
During the week I evaluated each of the Jerry's House's 13 kids, wrote individualized goals and treatment plans (and wrote them up in picture form) to help with follow through, and then measured each of the kids so the following week at the health fair we could make them customized equipment. The following week all but 2 of these families came all the way to Gressier for the Health Fair for 2 days where they received education, specialized bracing for their children and customized equipment.
Take a minute and get to know each of the amazing children and their mothers. I am so excited to see what God has in store for this program and each of these children and their families.
Jerry's House has 3 children that live in a Foster home
1. MEET JERRY- Jerry was rescued from the St. Marc hospital where he was abandoned. When he was rescued he was close to death and severely malnourished. God saved his life and through that journey the concept of Jerry's House was born. He is THRIVING and you would never know he came close to dying from malnutrition. He is a funny and happy kid. At the special needs health fair he got hand braces, foot braces, and a specialized chair.