The 2009 visit to Haiti was the eighth over a period of several years with a program to treat pediatric clubfoot among Haiti’s children. The program has, at times, seemed to take a long time, but steadily progress is moving forward.

I wrote about that visit at PodiatryToday.com shortly after returning from the trip. The post, entitled Medical Mission Trip: Facilitating Clubfoot Care in Haiti is a journal of each day of the trip.

During these trips, I and other members of the team observed a high number of diabetic patients who have serious and poorly treated wounds which often leads to amputation. We became committed to an additional mission, that of establishing clinics in Haiti that will train staff and treat wounds in an effort to prevent unnecessary amputation. Information about that mission is gathered at WoundCareHaiti.org.

Now, an other year has passed and we are in the midst of the holidays, remembering January 2010 when the earthquake brought more disaster to Haiti.

At Hoosier Foot and Ankle, we have a heart for Haiti heading into the New Year. That mission is added to the mission we are committed to; that of providing excellent care for our patient’s feet. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy 2011.