Monday, December 07, 2009


Modjina got her visa today to travel to the US for heart surgery!

Keeping her supplied with medication for her heart failure, obtaining her Haitian echocardiogram, finding a children's medical center with an excellent pediatric heart surgeon, obtaining her Haitian passport and her non-immigrant visa, acquiring notarized statements from the Haitian government, purchasing her roundtrip airfare to and from the US took 13 months. (I examined Modjina for the first time in November, 2008.)

Children in the developing world just don't count much...except to their mothers.

But Modjina is on her way....
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