Glens Falls Rotary - Box 2702, Glens Falls, NY 12801

Club President
Harrison Freer
Harrison Freer
Rotary International
District 7190

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Gift of Life Recipient Visits Glens Falls Rotary

GIFT OF LIFE                             

Rosemond Roberson, better known as MICHAEL                Kay Walter, Richard Hodge, and Michael in Glens Falls

MOISE, was born 7/2/07 and before he was a month

old, his mother and brother drowned in a flooded river.

His father must have felt overwhelmed and incapable

of caring for an infant so he brought him to a neighbor

whose children looked well fed. However, the wife did

not want another child so they brought him to H.I.S.

Home for Children in Port-au-Prince run by Hal and

Chris Nungester. He has been there ever since and

although they knew of the cranial deformity, there was

not anyone to fix it in Haiti. I contacted Chris last

March about coming down to visit and see how I could

get involved. She told me about Michael Moise then so

started making calls. I bought our plane tickets for

July 18th and the next day I heard back from the

surgeon, Dr. Waldman asking me to meet with him.

Shortly after I met up with Tom Haley in Susan                   Kay Walter, Michael and Richard Hodge in Glens Falls

Balfour's office and he mentioned the Gift of Life. I

prayed and watched the doors open up wide for this

little person to come. The last hurdle was getting him

out of Haiti. First he got very ill for a month, then they

couldn't find his father to sign for the medical passport

and visa, after they did find him then there were

delays because of the not having a death certificate for

the mother! In the end he arrived a week after I

returned to the states with a team from Hudson, NY.

The surgery was done September 10th and we spent 4

days in the PICU at Albany Medical Center. He had a

couple blood transfusions, as expected, and recovered

so well he came home a day earlier than planned. The

swelling is down in his head and even with the bony

lumps showing he looks a good deal more handsome

than before. Now there is no chance of brain damage

as he has plenty of room to grow and he will not have

to live a lifetime with a terrible deformity. He is a joy to

us and we thank you for doing this fine work for

Michael Moise and others like him. Moise is French for

Moses, as he was "drawn from the water".

cannot help but think that God has some special plan

for his life...... Sherry Waldron, Glens Falls Hospital






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Thursday at 12:15 PM
Queensbury Hotel
88 Ridge Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801  map it
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phone: 518-480-4859
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**The Club also meets at 7:30 AM for breakfast every 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month at Spot Coffee, 221 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY. For info call 518-792-1023.


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