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Susie’s Blog

Imagine that you were in Peoria this morning and that you needed to take your little boy to the pediatrician. Let’s say he had been sick for four days with a fever and cough. He is whiney because he is sick and, as usual, you...

Gunfire has been reported at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The State Department said Monday afternoon the gunfire was "coming from the rear entrance" of the building, and a "shelter in place" is in effect for the compound. There have been no reports of injuries....

I've been thinking a lot lately about my early days in Haiti. About everything I didn't know back then, and all I've learned in the past twenty-five years since. This is the advice I wish I could have given to myself, back when I was only twenty-nine and just beginning my path as a humanitarian. I'm hoping it will help and inspire you on your own journey! This is part one, part two coming soon! - Susie  

This is the story of Chili. Chili came to the Haiti Children orphanage over a year ago. She had been abused for many years. She is handicapped and endured abuse for it. I was extremely intimidated upon meeting her because I relate to her. When I was a little girl of the same age, 8, I was also abused, and I did not trust anyone. This is a lesson that I had to learn. It's hard to love when you've been hurt, but it's harder not to. Love will heal the way. I would love to hear from you. - Susie  

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) The languid whack of a ceiling fan stirs the heat around the Intensive Care Unit. It's the only sound on the ward. Because there is none of the life-saving equipment an ICU should have. Read more on »   Missionaries and nurses trapped in Haiti as protests sweep country. Ongoing street protests sweeping through Haiti have left 24 Canadian missionaries and another group of nurses among the visitors stranded in the Caribbean country. Read more on »