News from Zorange!

Hi everyone!

This is our first update from Zorange. We arrived Sunday afternoon. Made our way to Jacmel and stayed at Lamoundou hotel. We enjoyed the view, hot shower, prestige and good conversation. Monday we set out in the early morning, our journey was “interesting”! But we made safe and sound despite the flat!

Our first night was very emotional, to our delight we were escorted into the new dorm complete with marble tiled floor and WORKING toilet, and running water! Elade also brought us to see the construction at the school…. but to our surprise the school has been completed. The kids are enjoying a beautiful court yard and computer lab. For the members of the team who have traveled here before, it is sight to behold. We are along way from where we started. No tents or outhouses anymore. They even have WiFi! UNBELIEVABLE!

Now a few word from our new team members:
Today, Tuesday was our first day at the clinic. In Haiti I am a pediatrican (with Danielle’s assistance) Dr. Deborah and Dr. Gerry are great to work with. We saw quite a few patients.

Hello everyone, this is Maria. I organize the volunteers for all the Duke football and basketball games, and it’s nice to be in Haiti to see what all of your hard work is for. Truly amazing things have happened here – a beautiful school with kids who look happy and healthy; a great medical clinic where everyone works hard to take care of their neighbors from all over (many walk several hours to get here). And it is not stopping there. Today, Elade took me to see the site of the next clinic and school. It’s about 5 miles away from Zoronge, on the side of a mountain, with amazing views. The location will help people to get to medical care much sooner than having to walk either to Zoronge or to Bainet. So please help us keep up this amazing progress – join us when we raise money at a Duke game, or come down to this beautiful country and lend a hand!

Stay tuned here for more news from Zoronge!

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