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A Glimmer of Hope in Haiti

Deborah A. George, Stanley Lambert


Over a ZOOM session, Stanley Lambert, a student physical therapist from the the Institut Superieur des Sciences Infirmieres et de Physiotherapie, discussed how physical therapy can benefit communities in Haiti. Even with the barriers of civil unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic, physical therapy can make a significant difference in the quality of Haitian lives due to dedicated individuals like Stanley.


Missionary work; Physical Therapy


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