Michelle LeGrand’s summary of the FBC Mtg. trip:
The final goal of this mission team was to continue work in the lab at CH. The Lord has blessed Children’s Hope with a state-of-the-art laboratory. After traveling to Jacmel in September to set it up, Dr. G (neorologist) was able to go back down with our team and take an additional machine that tests for prostate cancer and thyroid disease. He partnered with Ed Bos of World Wide Lab Improvements who brought all of the necessary equipment. A Montgomery pathologist (Dr. John Ross) also traveled with them to set up a microscope camera. He will then be able to assist in pathology work remotely. The laboratory now has sophisticated testing that brings people in from outside clinics who will then be presented with the Gospel. It also increases the ability of Dr. Patrice (local doctor at the clinic) and visiting medical teams to accurately diagnose and treat numerous illnesses.
G also hopes to improve seizure care and diagnosis in countries like Haiti. A manufacturer loaned him an EEG machine to take on this trip, and he used it at the clinic to treat 3 women with epilepsy. He is able to upload these EEG files online to be read back in America. Upon hearing the success of his tests, the manufacturer and an epilepsy organization both decided to donate the $16,000 machines to mission hospitals in Kenya. Dr. G will be traveling there in September to set up the machines and train the technicians how to perform the test. Then he will able to read the studies in the States. Children’s Hope has been instrumental in the launch of this much-needed ministry.