For as long as I can remember I have wanted to travel to a third world country on a mission – a mission to help the less fortunate. Today, I begin my journey to do just that. 
Domonique (my former classmate, now friend) and I are sitting in the airport awaiting our flight to Miami. We will be traveling with a group of surgeons from the Association Haitienne de Developpment Humain as the only two surgical technicians, assisting with each surgery. 
Tomorrow begins our journey to Haiti. Tomorrow begins a journey of a lifetime. 
Haiti, to this day, remains the poorest country in the Americas. More than 10% of Haitian children perish before reaching the age of 5. Due to the high amount of AIDS and violence, Haiti has the greatest amount of orphans in the Western Hemisphere. Jobs are scarce; yet, many of the jobs available involve unfair labor practices. After the hurricane of 2010, over 1.5 millions Haitians were displaced, 250,000 were killed, and 300,000 others were injured. Only 50 percent of the Haitian population have access to safe drinking water. And $9 million people live below the poverty line of US$1 per day. 
Tomorrow, we travel to Hell on Earth. But tomorrow, I hope to find a piece of Heaven. 
Please, join us on our journey….

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