Monday, April 23, 2012

Thank you!

I got the following message this past weekend. Anthea and Lyndon are children of a guy I have known for a very long time (Jay and my brother were great friends growing up)! Makes me grateful for parents like Jodi and Jay who are showing their children that one can make a difference at any age. Compassion is often so abundant in children and much can be learned by these little people!! Thanks again you guys! Lise, This is Anthea. Lyndon (my brother) and I raised some money in the last couple of months. We sold home-made napkin holders, little people, and bugs and sold them to our family and friends. We raised $37.20. We want to give it to you to use for medicine when you travel next to Haiti. My dad will make sure he gets it to you. Anthea (and Lyndon)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A few more items...

Hi Everyone,
Here are a few more things that I/we need for my next trip:

Protein bars/powder (please not the powder in the plastic jugs as they are too hard to pack and are very heavy)

Vitamin B6 (50-100 mg tabs): this vitamin specifically helps fight a toxicity from a common TB drug. A 4 pack can be bought from Costco for $24

Weekly Dosettes: containers to provide medications for people to take at home. TB medication regeimes can be complicated at the best of times, providing patients with prepackaged meds helps improve compliance and reduce possibility of developing drug resistance.

Let me know if you are able to help with any of these items! Thanks!

Sometime in your life, hope that you might see one starved man, the look on his face when the bread finally arrives. Hope that you might have baked it or bought or even kneaded it yourself. For that look on his face, for your meeting his eyes across a piece of bread, you might be willing to lose a lot, or suffer a lot, or die a little, even.> ~Daniel Berrigan