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This is what the neonatologist told me every day for five days when he would visit me after my second child was born.  My tiny boy, JJ, was still in the NICU after his miraculous birth.  During labor he had what they call a “prolapsed cord”.  This means his cord had come out ahead of him, it doesn’t sound all that dramatic until you realize that every time I had a contraction, it was cutting off his life giving supply of oxygen. His birth was traumatic for both of us. […] Continue reading →

Arriving in Port au Prince feels at first as if you’ve just landed in any modern airport anywhere in the world. Then you realize you are on a new jetway built next to the crumbling airport, the jetway is all that is new. Surprisingly you are greeted by a jazzy band playing local music all dressed in Digicel t-shirts, the predominant wireless network in Haiti. I’m told the company has given a great amount to the Haitians and I’m slightly less offended by their marketing techniques. […] Continue reading →



Haiti in July, 2010, who knew those might have been the good times? […] Continue reading →