The Dancing Orphans


Greetings from Port Au Prince. It’s a very hot and sticky night. I’ve been sleeping outside and thank god I’m there tonight. We’ve been working 18 hour days so when sleep comes, it’s critical to maximize the opportunity. Today we were able to take the late afternoon off and decompress a bit. First time since arriving. Took a nap. Now I’ll probably be up all night. But man is the Sudoku app on my i phone going to get a good workout.

Amidst all the chaos and misery here in Haiti, we’ve managed to find some moments of comic relief. Next to the hospital where we’ve been working there is an orphanage. We’ve all tried to spend some time with the kids. Here’s a video of some of the boys dancing to their own music….cause there sure wasn’t any playing šŸ˜‰

I’ll try to post a better situation report and reflection later tonight or in the morning. In the meantime I want to thank all of you who are following the situation via this blog. Most importantly I want to again thank all of the hospital leaders and their staffs in Oregon and Washington who so quickly stepped up to aid the Haitian people. I am seeing the direct impact of your financial contributions and have watched the medications and supplies you so graciously donated being administered every hour of every day.

Enjoy this video. There is hope for a better tomorrow in these kids.


5 Responses to “The Dancing Orphans”

  1. Aunt Ann Says:

    Received your blog from Rick. I am sure that the people appreciate all of your hard work. The account in your blog is incredible. I applaud your efforts and wish I could be down there helping you.

    Love ya,

  2. Danielle Kean, WA State Hospital Assn. Says:

    Andy, what an awesome thing you’re doing down there! Thank you for what you’re doing and for taking the time (when you’re exhausted) to bring us with you through this incredible journey of compassion toward humanity. Keep up the great work!

  3. Tina CastaƱares Says:

    It really helps (in picturing the situation and holding the Haitian people in my heart) to read your descriptions. The video is great. Keep up the fine work, take care of yourselves and all whom you meet. TC

  4. Annette Schramm Says:

    I know those kids, thank you so much for all you are doing. Along with a great team, my husband and I headed the initial fundraising to build the new Kings Hospital. We will have another fundraiser in May, would love to have you join us with your stories. Tell Junie and Hubert we love them!

  5. Brother Rick Says:

    Leave it to the kids to always find the light side of a situation. Thanks for sending Bro – we know you are having a huge impact! God bless!

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