When reflecting on the past three years of her work, Miss Fildor described her work comforting patients. Sharing a story of the healthcare team’s emergency response following the January 2010 earthquake, she beamed with pride as she remembered inventorying medications and supplies and working with visiting medical missions. As a nurse, “I feel like I play an important role in society. I live in a country without enough medical personnel. Almost everyone in my country needs care. We need professionals to work in medicine, so I feel like I’m doing my part. I give service to my country.”
For the future of Haiti, “I hope all Haitians come together, put our heads together, for the country to develop. Especially in newspapers, they only talk about the lack of security. But we have pretty places, pretty beaches, pretty people. We have la joie de vivre. We are a people who are extremely strong, who are always fighting, even those who have nothing.” Miss Fildor Dapheline exemplifies the strength of the Haitian people. “I’d like to travel and visit other countries, visit my mother and brother in Saint Maartin. I’d like to become an anesthetist and work in the operating room. I’d like Hope for Haiti’s Infirmary to expand and provide surgical care, and also open up locations in other areas so we could see more people.” The future holds high hopes for Haiti.