EKG expert Mike Hedrick has an extra bounce in his step today.
“I received from a non-profit group that travels to Haiti to provide free health care. I was contacted by a lady named Liz and she received a donated Burdick ECG machine from a clinic in Iowa that was going out of business.
Liz contacted me to see if I had a manual for the machine. I sent Liz the owner’s manual and a free case of EKG electrodes.
This made my day, knowing we can make a difference.”
The letter reads,
This is a belated, but all the same, sincere thank you for your kindness in generously donating EKG lead samples to the St. Vincent DePaul clinic in Grand Bois, Haiti.
I recently returned from a June trip to our clinic in Grand Bois and wanted to share a couple of pictures with you. These were taken during a patient evaluation during which Dr. Leopold was also able to train two Social Service physicians who are doing their year of Social Service at the clinic.
You may not realize it, but the donation has a huge impact not only on our patients, but on the physicians who are able to learn from providing this service.
Thank you so much for your willingness to send these supplies on to ServeHAITI. It may not seem like much to you, but it really is making a difference for so many.
I don’t have feedback for you on how many of the supplies you donated have been used – we got a little busy! I’ll check with Dr. Leopold and let you know if we are running low.
I’m also sending a picture of the clinic since the second story construction has been completed. The volunteers have affectionately dubbed it “The Pink Palace.” It sure beats the heck out of the small curtained area in the back of a church that Dr. Leopold used to have to practice out of!
Thanks again and God Bless!
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