Lumiere Medical Ministries or LLM is a not-for-profit American organization that runs missions at Kings Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. LMM's need for surgical teams was identified on the American College of Surgeons (ACS) website as described in Operation Giving Back. There was one pre-mission meeting with both medical and non-medical team members to discuss the goals and objectives of the mission.
The cholera outbreak was still in its initial phase in November 2010 when we arrived but progressed and overwhelmed the resources of medical teams on the field rapidly. Logistical coordinator for Medical Team International Alex Areces requested these supplies for distribution to the Northwest of Haiti where cholera camps caring non-stop for victims. ISHI was able to help fight the growing threat of cholera by providing, carrying and delivering needed supplies.
Over 150 presents were donated to ISHI including chess games, puzzles, jumping ropes, tambourines and crayons. These gifts were distributed at two orphanages. The children's age varied between 5 and 14.