Women of Haiti: Momma V
By cronicly cranky on March 11, 2010
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While we were there, we took over the care of 3 patients from the USNS Comfort. We were responsible for their care 24/7. Our two infant patients, were accompanied by their Mother's. Our other patient was a 9 yr old boy, who sustained a head injury and a fractured femur in the quake.
On any given day Vanessa is working on... getting, oh about 20 or so Kids to the states for surgery!
Along with a multitude of other things she does or oversees. When I talked to her this week she gave me updates on 2 of our patients, and said she is dealing with her #1 man at Immigration, and that she is confident that our baby with Hydrocephalus & Our 9 year old will be coming to the US for treatment soon.
Maybe you don't think Momma V is worthy of "Hero Worship" or that "She's Just a Mom" as she was quoted saying in a recent article in our hometown paper but to many in Haiti she is all that and more. Given what I saw on my trip to Haiti, they could use a few THOUSAND more like her.
God Bless you Vanessa, & Please continue to Pray for the people of Haiti
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BlogHer is helping "Write Women Back Into History" by participating in Women's History Month 2010. We are showcasing the stories of women in Haiti in the wake of the January earthquake. You can read more from BlogHer's Women of Haiti series throughout the month.
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