Sunday, September 07, 2008

Midwives for Haiti

At the dinner Carol and I attended last night, I met a contemporary who is a midwife in Vermont, combining her practice with that of teaching at the medical school there. She is involved in overseas medical mission work, and has gone on a number of mission trips, especially to Haiti.

She told me about "Larry" Mellon, an heir of the Mellon family, who turned his back on the finance world, entered medical school when he was in his 40s, and did pioneering medical mission work in Haiti.

Her more recent trips to Haiti have been through an organization called Midwives for Haiti.

(One of Hank's daughers is a nurse-midwife, now training in anesthesia, and has been on numerous medical mission trips to South America.)

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