January 19, 2018

LIVONIA, Mich. – Over the Christmas break a team of ten went on a Haiti Mission Trip. Nursing professor and alumna Sr. Victoria Marie Indyk coordinated the mission trip on behalf of the Felician Sisters and took with several Madonna team members, including: Deana McClain, adjunct nursing faculty; Cindy Wallet, secretary to the provost; nursing alumnae Lauren Pinson and Elizabeth Beyer; current nursing students Jessica Reagle and Audrey Pohl; pre-med/biology student Kelcey Hanover; retired nurse practitioner Kathryn Miller; and social work alumna Anne Toth.

The group delivered 20 duffel bags and luggage containing clothes and shoes for all ages, medical supplies, OTC meds, food, candy, toys, and school supplies. All the children’s’ shoes and clothes from the Madonna University Giving Tree were distributed to the Felician Sisters Mission in Haiti, which includes three orphanages, St. Michel Hospital, a Cuban-run hospital, and the School of Nursing in Jacmel.

The Madonna Mission team members conducted many healthcare activities including: dental care and fluoride treatment for 68 children, lessons on proper hand washing and disease prevention, head-to-toe health assessments of 100 children and teens, infant care lessons for 10 women, home visits, and treatment of cuts, colds, and stomach ailments. Perhaps the most important thing the team did for the people of Haiti, was to put smiles on so many faces. The next Mission trip is planned for March 2-9, 2018. Contact Sr. Victoria Indyk, or 734-432-5450, for details.

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