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Haiti Success Story: Jolette

by Katie Carroll | Apr 01, 2014

A note from Les Cayes, Haiti...

Jolette, a 13 year old intelligent young girl, entered our clinic with her mother and a “Good Samaritan” who noticed them having difficulty getting a ride on a motorcycle taxi because Jolette was “not normal.” She needed surgery on her severely bowed legs when she was younger, but her family could not afford it. Jolette had performed well in school, making excellent grades and entertaining her classmates with her beaming personality. However, this past year, her mother could no longer afford to buy a uniform or pay school fees, so Jolette stayed at home while the mother tried to find work cleaning and selling items on the street. MTI's Advantage Program was able to arrange for surgery on Jolette’s legs and she is now receiving post-surgery care from the clinical staff. She is now walking with a walker and entered school again this past fall.



We are grateful to Good Samaritans such as this man and YOU who have assisted the Medical Teams International Haiti Advantage Program to share the love of God!  Thank you for your generous support of our programs in Haiti.

Story and photo by Dr. June Hanks.