Updated: May 28, 2020
I hope everyone is doing well and had a memorable holiday season and a happy new year!
Next month I will be volunteering as a Physical Therapist in Haiti with an AMAZING non-profit organization called, STAND (Sustainable Therapy And New Development) The Haiti Project, from February 7th to February 16th, 2020. This will be my second trip since 2016.
In 2016, the team in total treated roughly 750-800 patients in our clinic from all the donated supplies in just one week! We treated everything from children with disabilities to elderly adults in their 90’s to severe wounds to stroke patients and to pretty much everything that you wouldn’t really see in the United States as we have access to top-of-the-line medical care. The majority of Haitians that are of the lower socioeconomic class have little or no access to medical care and perform the hardest physical labor--it is truly humbling. I was honored to have been there to advocate for them and the healthcare they deserve but the most important thing I learned is to not take the life we live here for granted.
I will be traveling to Port-de-Paix which is one of the poorest cities in Haiti with a team of 15-20 physical therapists, prosthetists, orthotists, wound care specialists and general medical doctors. Each day we promise to treat patients that line up outside the clinic from sun up to sun down with ANY medical condition to the best of our abilities and resources.
This leads me into asking for your help in this cause...
1.) Tax deductible money donation to fund my trip that includes travel cost, stay, translators, security and meals. You can donate by credit card and please be sure to click my name under the tab for ‘Volunteer Name' (Sheherezad Dubash):
2.) Donation of items for clinic use:
Wound care supplies (scalpel, sharps, gauze, medicated packing material, etc)
TUMS and other antacids, digestive aids
Medical creams: anti-fungal, cortisone, antibacterial, ect
Vitamins (prenatal, kids, multi)
Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Aspirin
SHOES!!! People in Haiti generally have wider feet so lightly used shoes are great
Assistive devices--especially canes
Braces (any kind, lumbar braces, SI joint belts, knee, ankle, wrist…)
4” ACE wraps and other sizes as well
Theraband or tubing
Tape (athletic, leuko, kinesio, etc)
Duct tape roll
Towels and Sheets
**If you are donating items, I will be willing to meet with you at a location to pick up items. We can coordinate a time and place.
Thanks in advance for your support and looking forward to hearing from you!
I have included some pictures from my last trip in 2016.
Cell Number: 732-861-5543
For more info please visit: https://www.standhaitiproject.org
Sustainable Therapy and New Development The people of Haiti lead very physical lives, which require them to be active and strong. Physically demanding lives and limited access to healthcare lead to many orthopedic and neurological injuries that keep people from being able to work, feed their families, and participate in their communities.
Waiting for our ride with donated supplies at Port-au-Prince airport
My translator Luke and I