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Donation Provides Gift Of Mobility For Haitians In Need

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By Kaitlyn Nuebel

After losing one of her legs to diabetes, Jean Baptiste relied on her son for walking-support so she could get to her doctors’ appointments. A pair of aluminum crutches donated by Brother’s Brother Foundation will give her more mobile independence.  

When Jean Baptiste, a 67-year-old woman in Haiti, lost her leg to diabetes she began relying on her son for walking-support to get her to her medical appointments at Institut Fame Pereo.

Going forward, Baptiste will have an easier time getting around – at her most recent visit to the clinic, she received a pair of aluminum crutches Brother’s Brother Foundation had  sent to its partner recipient, Food For The Poor (FFTP).

“Thank you so very much,” Baptiste said with tears in her eyes. “This is a wonderful gift of mobility that will allow me to be more independent.”

BBF’s recent donation to FFTP also included a variety of hospital equipment and two recliners for patients.

“The recliners are extremely useful because the patients’ comfort alleviates their needle phobia,” said Dr. Ephesien, who works at Centre Hospitalier Communautaire Dr. Paul Edouard Farmer . “I truly appreciate Food For The Poor and [Brother’s Brother Foundation] for their contribution to the hospital. This has allowed us to expand and be able to see many more patients.”