Make a Difference
We take our Medical Mission trips the first part of January every year
The team travels to Pignon to perform over forty major surgeries for the native people of Haiti
The team often performs 35-40 surgeries each year. Many of the cases are children.
It was back in 1997 that 15 volunteers from Fargo-Moorhead traveled to Pignon, Haiti, for a one-time surgical visit.
Years later, a team made up of many of the same nurses, surgeons, anesthetists and support staff still makes the yearly January medical mission trip.
We want to share our medical skills and resources with the local doctors and medical staff of Pignon, to improve the lives and health care for people there.
We will improve health care delivery in the village of Pignon by providing new and recycled medical supplies, teaching the local health providers and providing surgery otherwise not available to the people there.
We take our Medical Mission trips the first part of January every year. Our visit runs from Friday through the following Sunday. A 9-day mission, the cost per volunteer is $1,500. For those unable to pay the full amount, scholarships are available. Medical students are invited to join us.
Jacksees came to the village hospital with a cleft-lip that had caused pain and suffering in his life, including ridicule and poor nutrition. He was unable to attend school. He used his hand to cover his face. A relatively short surgery by the Fargo-Moorhead Haiti Medical Mission changed his life forever.
Edmond came to know the Fargo Moorhead Haiti Medical Mission team as a patient. Badly burned, he and his mother were brought in to the hospital. The team worked for days to save Edmond's mother but she died. Edmond was saved and is now part of our life while we are in Haiti, and team members see that the orphan boy is enrolled in school and gets a daily meal.
When Nelta came to the village hospital, most thought we needed to prepare for triplets. But we soon learned Nelta had a huge non-cancerous tumor. The Fargo Moorhead medical team worked for hours to remove the 15-pound growth.