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Our Goal In Sight

We have the Land:
We have the Plans:
We have the Approval from Community Leaders:

All that is left are the funds to complete the Project, and we and our partners from the Western NY Impact Foundation are making progress on that front. However, the need is great and we require the help of all of our followers to make this Clinic a reality.  We have over 500 friends on Facebook – I encourage you all to visit the Donate Section of our site and dig as deep as you can. As always, any donation is greatly appreciated, and we can never thank you enough for your generosity, but just imagine if everyone could muster a one-time $500 donation. I know it’s a big ASK, but it amounts to less than $1.50 per day…less than a daily cup of coffee at Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts or even the corner market.  It would be enough to finish the clinic, and then the deserving people of this island will finally have a clinic they can rely upon to provide sustainable medical services…medications, basic illness management, prenatal care, safe births, minor surgeries, dental care, eye care and more. This has been our Goal from the start and now it is indeed in sight. Please help us make it a reality.  Please help us honor the memory of a good man and a selfless servant as we will dedicate this clinic in the name of  Dr. Peter Y. Whitehead.

Much love and gratitude to you all,


We Are At It Again!

That’s right, we are already planning our return to Ile a Vache and have assembled a team of 9 dedicated individuals to help deliver needed healthcare services – once again a core group of team members will be traveling: Kitty, Carey, Chelsea, Melila, Jil & Rusty along with another 2 new members.  I am excited to report I will not be the only pediatrician for this trip – welcome aboard Dr Kelly Henchel!! I will be happy to share some of my senior citizen patients with you. We also welcome a great friend of mine from my days in the Navy – Beaufort South Carolina’s City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem, Mike McFee.  Mike has experience on previous mission trips but this will be his first to Haiti and with a medical team…I feel a new pharmacist in the making!!

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Prayers Needed NOW!!

IMG_00000034I generally do not use this forum to highlight specific individuals, but one of our own is in need of your prayers NOW!  I regret to inform you all that Dr. Peter Whitehead will be unable to join us this year, as originally planned, for our return to Haiti next month. He was just recently diagnosed with a malignant tumor of his chest wall and will be initiating radiation therapy ASAP, leading to major surgery in the next couple months. Peter is an integral member of the Project Starfish Haiti family and I know you all – family, friends and supporters, will join us as we pray for him and his family as they navigate this challenging time in their lives. We, the 2014 Team, and most certainly the people of Haiti will miss your presence “Dr. Peter”, but I have no doubt you will be with us as we are with you….every step of the way!  May we prove the power of prayer and positive thinking with your speedy and full recovery.

Be Strong My Friend and NEVER forget….Love From ALL,