Seguinde with MaryseWhen a nurse told Maryse that her son Richard’s medical test was lost on the day of his hernia surgery, Maryse panicked. She thought he would not be treated and began sobbing.

Seguinde, our international coordinator for Haiti, assured her that her son would still receive surgery. In response, she fell down and kissed his feet.

With tears in her eyes, she repeated,

“Mesi, Mesi, Mesi anpil!”

(“Thank you, thank you very much!”)

When Seguinde asked Maryse why, she explained,

“I was hopeless until I heard about this program. I could not find a better way to express my gratitude for this surgery.”

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