If it hadn't been for the 2 day, $12,000 + supplies + plane + personnel earthquake response...
If it hadn't been for the 8 day, $12,000 response to buy tarps for the tent refugees...
... I probably would not have been as antsy about the time is has been taking to raise $10,500 to replace the broken xray machine at a small mission hospital in Haiti.
But I looked back on this blog for when I posted my initial plea for help: April 12th. Just 47 days ago! Dear friends, in less than 7 weeks you and I have provided a SIGNIFICANT and long-term improvement to the basic medical infrastructure on the "forgotten" island of La Gonave, Haiti. The ability to diagnose and care for the diseased and injured just got better.
Received so far: $10,367... a measly $133 away from our $10,500 goal.
La Gonave is not forgotten after all.
We have placed the order and the xray unit is on the production schedule. I'll keep you posted on the progress of production, delivery, installation, and use.
Thanks folks, you have come through again. Next on our strategic plan to impact the island is to feed kids at a school (of nearly a thousand kids!) where currently the kids do not eat. As you can imagine, this is also urgent. Go to Starfysh.org to learn more. I'm sure I'll be blogging about this one too.