The Ackermans

The Ackermans

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Good Find
Junior and Eden
I have worked at the Prospere Clinic since 1992 and ever since then I have worked with Eden, a Haitian Registered Nurse.  In the earthquake in January, she lost her 12 year old son Junior and her 17 year old daughter, Whitney was rescued from the rubble after five days.  At present Eden and Whitney are still inNew York whee Whitney is still going through therapy.  I came across this picture on my computer this summer.  It turns out that this is the only picture that Eden had and now we know that it is the only picture of him that she will ever have.  I'm so happy I took it and was finally able to find it.    

Friday, October 22, 2010


Many of you have probably heard about the recent outbreaks of Cholera in Haiti.  I have a special friend who is so very knowledgeable and has all the inside news on these kinds of things.  The following is an email that I received from her this morning.

"Some of you have seen the news about an outbreak in the Artibonite Valley.  It looks like a microbial infection, and so far there have been reported about 150 deaths.  But the good news is that there seems to be some waning in the attack.  For instance, Hôpital Albert Schweitzer, not far from the epicenter of the outbreak, has only 45 hospitalized and they are all stable.  The program I work for, Supply Chain Management System, has been put on alert by USAID, and we have mobilized our hospital-based products and staff to help as needed.  No, so far no real problems in Port-au-Prince, but everyone is keeping an active eye out, especially for the camps.  Please continue to remember us in your prayers, this has been some year!"

Friday, October 08, 2010

It seems like my blogging skills has gone by the wayside so I've decided to integrate my Twitter and this website which will at least get updated if I Twit anything.  I'll be able o Twit by using my cell phone so hopefully you may hear a little more about the small things in my live.