One Person

One Person

From September 27, 2021 During the past week, I reconnected with someone I had not communicated with in any way for at least ten years…and probably much longer. Even though we only met in person no more than three or four times, the person had played a pivotal role in my life.

I Sit Corrected

I Sit Corrected

From September 26, 2021 By far, the most amazing response to the “Lilly” Journal came not from America but from Haiti, from our volunteer doctor, Dr. Deluc Accilus. I hesitated to share this, as it over inflates whatever it is I am doing in Haiti; however, I share it because it shows the character, depth, and spirituality of so many…

Mercy Work

Mercy Work

From September 25, 2021 This the story of one woman, a single mom with three small kids. She began working at Santa Chiara in 2018. She was the daytime, upstairs nanny who took care of two newborn babies, Peter Francis and Clare Marie. In this telling of her story, I’ll call her Lilly.

Ambulance Driver

Ambulance Driver

From September 22, 2021 On Monday around 2:00pm, Baby burst into my office saying that Yolanda was about to have her baby and she was in too much paint to take a tap-tap to the hospital. We called Dr. Deluc at St. Damien’s Hospital to make sure he was on duty. He said he would call security to have them…

Looking Back

Looking Back

From September 21, 2021 We look at scenes of refugees jammed into crowded, filthy camps around the world and shake our heads in disbelief and offer some uninformed comments about it, but we really can’t understand, can’t even imagine it. Then we go back to our own lives. This Journal began 6½ years ago (in May 2015) as monthly reports…

Health Update

Health Update

From September 18, 2021 Yesterday was a much better day. I had less coughing and was breathing easier. The newmedications seemed to be working. I continue with the regimen of 5 pills and 2 syrups, as well asthe nebulizer three or four times a day. I spend good bit of time downstairs, gave out cookies,and even drove to the small…