Haitian Child

Haitian Child

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Free Stuff

We brought small, colourful toys for the children, and the toys are popular. For apprehensive toddlers, the toys are a bridge to a happier examination.

Denai Webb and her classmates at the Before and After School Care Program at Alexander Ferguson Elementary School in Calgary, Alberta, Canada supplied the toys. Thank you Denai!
Little girl with toy and knit doll.
Dental care is a huge issue in the children. Almost every child has cavities and some have cavities in most of the lower teeth, and some in most of the lower and the upper teeth! Clarissa Waxmann with Sierra Dental, and her daughter Zoe, arranged for toothbrushes and dental floss for the older children. We found small tubes of toothpaste to complete this gift. Thank you Sierra Dental!
Nutrition is important everywhere, and many parents express concerns about the difficulties to achieve the correct balance of foods for their child. Courtesy of Health Partners International (HPI) Canada, we purchased a two-month supply of chewable multivitamins for every toddler and older child. HPI also donated some terrific knit dolls for the children, which the little girls really enjoy. Thank you HPI Canada!
Some pharmaceutical companies in Canada provide paediatricians with samples of the common fever medications (Tylenol, Tempra, Motrin). We collected these samples over the last six months and have enough to supply every family with enough medication to control the temperature for one febrile illness. Thank you to the manufacturers of these medications.

Irena Burns, a local pharmaceutical representative with Impres Pharma Inc. was especially helpful. She dropped off samples of Pediatric Electrolytes, an oral rehydration solution. Thank you Irena. 

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