Hey everyone, our names are Leigha Davis and Chris Little. We are from Arizona and have been in Haiti for a little over a week now. We will be here for a month! Some great time to help and love people and witness the power of God move in ways we may never understand. So far, we have gotten to know the doctors here very well. There are some exciting things happening here. As God is continuing to work through us, He is putting people in our paths that are willing to serve the Lord alongside us and help in any way they can.
This past weekend we went to a small town up in the mountains and did a mobile clinic with some other Haitians and a few Haitian natives who are now living in the US. It was a wonderful, yet, eye opening experience to have been a part of. People walked anywhere between 5 minutes to 3 hours just to come to the medical and vision clinics to be seen. We saw 126 patients in the vision clinic in just 3 and a half days! It was exhausting but we enjoyed every minute of it.
This is one of the friends we made while there. We were able to get him set up with some much needed glasses and in return he brought us fresh coconuts and sugar cane every day. Sounds like a fair trade to me!
This was another lady that we saw while we were at the mobile clinic. She had a condition called distichiasis in both eyes. She was one of two people we saw with this condition. In both cases, an extra row of lashes was growing towards the inside of the upper lid and was turned into the eyes causing significant scarring of the cornea. She was blind in one eye due to her condition.
This boy was a tough little man. He let us dilate his eyes without any fuss at all! Unfortunately, he had a cataract in his left eye from trauma about a year ago.
These were just a few of the interesting conditions we saw. We will be sure to keep you all updated about the adventures God is taking us on while we are here.