Joy in the Midst of a Refugee Tent City




Forward in Health’s second medical disaster response team, dubbed Team B, spent a day at the church and severely damaged orphanage of Mission of Hope in Grand Goave. This was a busy day with many patients still needing care of wounds from the earthquake.
In the middle of the camp was a 4 day old baby girl. She was born in one of the makeshift tents. The infant had not yet been named. Trip leader and FIH co-founder Paula Mulqueen offered some suggestions. Unfortunately the mother quickly rejected the name Paula and so other names were offered. Paula and FIH translator Alexis approached the mother with Gabriella which means God is my strength. After some thought the mother agreed.