Perspective From a Fourth Year Dental Student: Rosie Kolokithas

By September 23, 2013October 1st, 2013Uncategorized

My trip to Haiti was life changing.  When I first decided to go on this trip, I didn’t really know what to expect.  All I knew was that Dr. Bill and his DCF crew had been there many times before, there was a great need for service there, and this trip was the only trip where we actually worked in a real life dental clinic.  What I found when we finally made it to La Gonave was so much more.  RosieHaitipost1

La Gonave, Haiti is a small island off the coast of Port-Au-Prince.  It is one of the poorest places in the western hemisphere, if not the world, being that the land has been overused and overworked.  When we landed on the dirt tarmac in La Gonave and stepped off of our tiny twelve-person plane on Saturday, we all realized that this fact was indeed true. Our ride from the airport through the village on the way to the West Indies Self Help (WISH) compound really opened our eyes to the need for service there.

When we arrived at the WISH compound, we met the wonderful and God-serving family that hosted us, Rod and Michelle Geiszler and their three children, Ben, Joe, and Garin and immediately ….Read more