Our youth from Midland Evangelical Free Church was on a mission trip with the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty this week. After being there only a half day, one of our students, Anna, developed an allergic reaction to her malaria meds. Within a day, she had progressed to a life threatening state and HERO saved her life. They said we had to get her out of Haiti to a hospital in Miami. HERO treated her and planned to follow us to the airport. They were kind and knowledgeable. As we put her in the truck, she passed out. HERO paramedic immediately took over and was amazing. He started an IV en route to the Haitian airport on crazy rutted roads. He gave me excellent advice and his contact information, as I am not her mom but a youth leader (and I love her like my own). He called for an ambulance to meet us when we deplaned in Haiti. It was only his intervention and the grace of God that got us safely out of Haiti with Anna strong enough to board a plane. Without going into too much detail, we had several scary events and relapses in Miami, with Anna passing out trying to get on a plane home and an ambulance having to be called again. The ENTIRE time, HERO was our peace of mind. They stayed in contact with us through text the entire two days in Miami until we made it home to Michigan. Thank you, HERO, for saving her life. We love you. We are proud of what you are doing in Haiti, and we will keep you in our prayers.