Author Archives: Shari Salzhauer Berkowitz

About Shari Salzhauer Berkowitz

Shari is a speech language pathologist and assistant professor of communication disorders at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Jeanette says…

The following post is from our student Jeanette, recently nicknamed JJ by Helen.  She discusses her experiences on our most recent trip from the lens of re-entry to regular life.  Post-mission blues is a serious disorder!  Please enjoy her moving … Continue reading

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10,000 #hscares

The president of HTCNE is Bob Ryan, who joined in on this and many other trips.  Bob is an attorney, a devoted board member and an avid golfer. To make a very long story short, Bob connected with Henry Schein … Continue reading

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24

Twenty-four hours in a day. One baby boy, 14 months old, did very poorly in surgery, due to not tolerating anesthesia well.  He ended up in the ICU, with round-the-clock care by Healing the Children, Northeast.  He is a child … Continue reading

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Bruna says…

The following post is from our student, Bruna. As a Brazilian-born graduate student in the field of Speech-Language Pathology, I am so blessed to have been given the opportunity to join this medical mission by Healing the Children to Santa … Continue reading

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One

There is always someone with an innovative idea on every trip, and this trip it was Eddie.  Jairo Eduardo Castillo, MD, from Yale New Haven Hospital offered us the chance for our students to follow  a patient from start to … Continue reading

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Two

We have two wonderful students, and a two room suite, so we can break into two teams when we are busy. As always, Helen and I let the students take the lead, and Bruna and Jeanette are doing a fantastic … Continue reading

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One hundred and sixty six

Screening day starts early, and crowd control is key.  Parents have traveled with their kids from six, seven, ten hours away. They may have scrimped and saved to get the bus fare.  People are anxious to be seen and hope … Continue reading

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