Majela (or Mazela), at age 25 or 26,
Is within reach of her high school diploma.
She is the 4th child of Carline Dazile,
who developed heart failure from
peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM)
during that fourth pregnancy.
Her mother, Carline, died from heart failure
one month after her next pregnancy,
when Christine, then without name,
Below is the lead poem in Anne Damrosch's Book Entering the Story, published by Finishing Line Press. She has kindly granted us permission to share it here on the HAS website.
Night In Haiti
L’Hôpital Albert Schweitzer
On Saturday, May 20, 2012, Dr. James Fett presented a lecture about peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) at the Berlin Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy 2nd International Congress. You may download the powerpoint slideshow which accompanied his presentation at the link below.
We had a lovely surprise during a visit to Port au Prince on Tuesday; we were able to meet with Mme. Menos and her husband.
She is as lovely and gracious as ever; he is managing quite well, with limited mobility and eyesight, but with a keen mind and lively sense of humor.
Our local organization here in Essex, Sister Cities Essex Haiti, which supports Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS) as well as projects in Deschapelles, identified by the community and approved by our local Deschapelles volunteer community partner, ODES, recently completed a 2 1/2 week tennis clinic in Deschapelles.