Thursday night (around midnight), they arrive in Miami. Cheryl and Roselaure are the first ones off the plane and there is an ambulance waiting to take them to Miami Children’s Hospital with lights and sirens going. She made it but she’s a very sick little girl. Friday morning, my alarm goes off at 6:00. My … Continue reading Roselaure––The Rest of the Story
So, shortly after Cheryl and I talked on Thursday morning, Dixie told her, “Cheryl, RoseLaure is really sick. I want you and Holly (another nurse) to take her down to the American doctors at General Hospital. I want to make sure she can survive a plane flight. Laurie will drive and Junior will ride shotgun.” … Continue reading Life, Death and a Drive Down the Mountain
Wednesday was the day in Haiti where Dixie and the staff took mountains of paperwork down to the government offices in Port Au Prince to make sure that everything was in order so that they could get Humanitarian Parole and actually get the kids out of Haiti and home to their forever families. So, while … Continue reading Evacuation Chaos–Also known as why I didn’t talk to my wife that day……
Next problem - the package that the vaccines will be coming in is too big to go in typical carry on luggage. What to do? Three phone calls later, I got to talk to “Captain Jones” in their command center. He authorized the okay for the vaccines to be stored in the ONLY available storage … Continue reading Amazing Story–It’s Complete!
One of the last big projects, actually the last one that I finished up before my time at GLA was eliminated was loading the container worth of diapers and artificial turf that was donated to GLA. The turf came from Northview High School and Grand Rapids Christian High School. The diapers were donated by people … Continue reading Diapers and Artificial Turf–They Made it!