Bringing help to Haiti

Have you ever had a toothache so bad that you called the dentist and asked to be seen as soon as possible? What would you do if you had to wait months to get an appointment...or worse yet, just live with the pain because you couldn’t afford to see the dentist? This is a very real scenario for the people of Haiti. With only three dentists for every 100,000 people in the population, the chances of receiving/or affording good dental care are slim to none. Sixty percent of Haitians have never even seen a dentist in their lifetime.

On May 4, 2017, (postponed from an original date of Nov., 2016 due to Hurricane Matthew) Dr. Jordan Moffitt, his fifth grade daughter Clara, and GoServ Global Executive Director Paul van Gorkom and his wife, Joanie, set out on a mission to help these people, even if only for a few days. Tom and Lisa Bieber of Clear Lake also joined them. “There was a line of people waiting for us when we got (to Haiti),” said van Gorkom.

In his maiden voyage to Haiti, Dr. Moffitt was happy to be able to make a difference for people, and even more excited to let his daughter be a part of that change.

Read the full article in the July 6 edition of the Eagle.

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