Community Helps 4 Haitian Children Survive in the USA

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Local Dentist, Jonathan J. Bromboz, in Clearwater donated his time to see 4 Haitian children on the weekend, understanding the horrendous experiences they have been through.

Local Dentist, Jonathan J. Bromboz, in Clearwater donated his time to see 4 Haitian children on the weekend, understanding the horrendous experiences they have been through.

The story of help given to these 4 Haitian children represents the caring spirit possessed by people all over the world.

The story began, before the earthquake, when two Clearwater Florida residents, Cary Goulston and Florence Vanleuven, first started doing humanitarian work in Haiti as part of the Global Pioneers organization in 2009. Since the earthquake they have been on the forefront of helping Haiti. Below is the full story:

Florence, in her trips from Florida to Haiti prior to the earthquake, met Reggie Jean. He was involved in Humanitarian efforts between the US and Haiti. He had been running 3 orphanages. All 3 of the orphanage buildings collapsed as a result of the earthquake. This left the surviving children without shelter, food or water. Florence has been involved in collecting and shipping supplies to Haiti and enlisted a team of Italian Volunteer Ministers to rebuild the orphanages.

In the meantime Reggie's home was not safe to occupy and so fearing for the safety of his children he brought his 4 children to the US. Florence took in his children and she and her friends were able to get a full scholarship for the children at the local private school Clearwater Academy International, that even has French translators.    Now that Reggie Jean feels his children are safe he has returned to Haiti to continue the rebuilding process.

Florence tells us in a letter how she felt about the help offered by the dentist, the school and others:

"I wish to extend my thanks and appreciation for the excellent dental treatment you provided to the four Haitians children: Maire, Phiteas, Anabelle and Anais
They had never been to a dentist and they were quite afraid. Their understanding of dentistry consisted of pulling out teeth with a pair of pliers or a string that was tied to the back of a doorknob.
Thank you not only for your professional expertise and advice but also for opening your office with your staff on your day off so you can help those refugees. Those four children like many have been traumatized by the earthquake in Haiti, it is quite a challenge and responsibility that my family has undertaken to help four children and their father. We could not do it without the assistance of kind people like you in our community. Our role is to keep them safe so they can grow up in a peaceful and healthy environment.
Also thank you for all your donation of clothes and food for the orphans of The Future of Haiti, we are finally able to rebuild a space for them so they are not sleeping outside on an open field. A lot more work are in the progress but we are thrilled to have you participate in the relief effort of those 117 orphans.
I will bring the four children to their next appointment, they actually said they LOVE going to the dentist!"
Many thanks. Merci!
Forence Vanleuven
Guardian of Marie, Phiteas, Anabelle & Anais

Dr. Jonathan J. Bromboz, Clearwater dentist 727-712-383
2701 Park Dr. Suite 4, Clearwater, Florida 33763
http://www.SmileMakeOverDentistry.com

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