Alumni Stories


July 10, 2012

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,

A poem: "Night in Haiti" by Anne Damrosch

June 6, 2012

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
Deschapelles, Haiti

PPCM presentation by HAS Alumnus Dr. James Fett

May 24, 2012

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.

The W. L. “Larry” Mellon Fund

May 22, 2012

Dr. Robert Westphal Challenge Grant

Frank Lepreau’s Memorial Service

April 24, 2012

On April 14, 2012, a brilliantly sunny spring day, a standing room only crowd packed into the modest Friends’ (Quaker) Meeting House in Westport MA to celebrate the life of Dr. Frank J. Lepreau.

A visit with Mme. Menos

March 15, 2012

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.

Learning about the HAS legacy through tennis

February 29, 2012

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.

Do something wonderful, people might imitate it

February 13, 2012

On the occasion of my 75th birthday, I asked the guests to bring a gift for HAS Haiti.   A niece designe

Peter Johnson's Passing

January 23, 2012

It is with deep sadness that I share the sad news that Peter Johnson passed away on January 20, 2012, following a battle with kidney failure and cancer. 

Canada's Haiti Happening

January 11, 2012

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