Be the change you want to see in the world. ~ Ghandi

Thursday, March 29, 2012

"Committed to Haiti for the Long Haul"

Jeanie Fry, RN will be traveling to Hospital Sacre in Milo, Haiti for one week. She will be part of surgical team volunteering with the organization CRUDEM. This will be Jeanie's fourth trip to Haiti since the devastating 2010 earthquake. Jeanie feels a strong attachment to Haiti and it's people stating, "I know I can't change things on a large scale, but I feel it's important to do what I can to help individuals. I feel very strongly that we all need to take the extra step, go out of our own comfort zones and help others".

Jeanie Fry has been a registered nurse for 28 years, working at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St Louis, Missouri. She is a 1984 diploma graduate of The Jewish Hospital of St Louis School of Nursing. She is married with 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Jeanie has always had an interest in mission work, but never had the opportunity to pursue it. When the 2010 earthquake struck in Haiti, she immediately began trying to find a way to go there to help. Jeanie worked with Project Medishare for Haiti at a tent field hospital at the airport in Port Au Prince March 2010 and then again in June 2010. She returned in February 2011 for a week at Bernard Mevs Hospital in Port Au Prince, which is run by Project Medishare. In Jeanie's own words, "I feel committed to Haiti for the long haul now".