faces of haiti


I had an incredible week in Haiti. We saw close to 800 patients, gave out almost 600 pairs of glasses and prepped patients for surgery this winter. But what really makes me fall in love with Haiti isn’t the number of patients we can help, or the warm, sunny weather – it’s the people. The people of Haiti have more hope, love, resilience and appreciation than I’ve never seen. And they are the reason I’ll keep going back.

They say pictures speak a thousand words, so I’ll let these pictures speak for themselves.

25 Comments ( Reply )

  1. mary beth hughes
    Nov 01, 2010 @ 9:58 am

    what a lovely post emily! i cannot wait to hear more about it. and your photos are great. :)


  2. Cynthia
    Nov 01, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

    Love the pictures! The kids are so cute . . .


    • Emily
      Nov 01, 2010 @ 2:22 pm

      You should see all the little kid pictures that I have. I LOVE those kids!!


  3. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Nov 01, 2010 @ 1:03 pm

    Welcome home! I am so glad you posted pictures — I was hoping you would right away!!


  4. kate
    Nov 01, 2010 @ 2:01 pm

    wonderful pictures! do you go with an organization when you travel to haiti? glad you made it home safe and sound :)


    • Emily
      Nov 01, 2010 @ 2:21 pm

      Thank you! I go with the Haiti Medical Mission of Wisconsin group.


  5. erica
    Nov 01, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

    What a great post. These pictures are amazing! Looks like a fabulous time.


  6. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Nov 01, 2010 @ 4:54 pm

    You are an amazing person for doing this! I can only imagine how grateful the people of Haiti are to have you!


  7. Wrye
    Nov 01, 2010 @ 5:37 pm



  8. Lindsay
    Nov 01, 2010 @ 8:09 pm

    Cute pics Em! It looks like you had another amazing trip to Haiti and I can’t wait to hear all about it. Love.


  9. Dana
    Nov 01, 2010 @ 10:06 pm

    Beautiful photos… I can’t wait to hear more about your trip!!


  10. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Nov 01, 2010 @ 10:26 pm

    Awesome. What an honor to be able to go there and offer medical support.


  11. Michelet
    Nov 02, 2010 @ 1:03 am

    Dear Emily,
    Thanks so much for posting the pictures of my Haitian folks. The pictures refresh my memory of Thiotte and the people from there. We love you and all the others so much.



    • Emily
      Nov 02, 2010 @ 6:35 pm

      Thank you Michelet,
      That is so sweet of you! We love you! I’ve got a number of pictures to send to you as well!


  12. Crystal
    Nov 02, 2010 @ 8:14 am

    Welcome back and keep up the great work!


  13. Kristin Selander
    Nov 02, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

    Wow, Emily. The work you do is amazing! Such an inspiration.


  14. Magic of Spice
    Nov 02, 2010 @ 10:01 pm

    Beautiful faces! Amazing work, looking forward to exploring more
    with you :)


  15. Lori@FakeFoodFree
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 8:12 am

    Wow! You all did some great work. I’m sure it had a huge impact. That is a lot of people you helped! Such great pictures!


  16. Beth
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 12:47 pm

    Lovely pictures!


  17. Susan
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 2:11 pm

    Great blog about the food..I have been to Haiti and have had many of the same thoughts about eating while there. Agree that the coffee and peanut butter , as well as the jams are the best…I am returning there in January and look forward to spaghetti for breakfast.. I had totally forgotten about that :)


  18. Holly
    Nov 11, 2010 @ 1:30 pm

    this is so amazing. you know one of these years i am going to have to join you :)


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