Healing Hands

As you may recall, WCTV brought you a story last summer about a team of Tallahassee doctors who travel to Haiti, healing the sick and impoverished. We have good news to pass along, one of those patients, a 14-year-old girl, just arrived in the capital city ready to undergo surgery to fix her crooked legs.

Milode Roseme has a debilitating condition called Ricketts. It develops during childhood from lack of calcium and if left untreated it could become life threatening. That's why doctors felt it urgent to fly the teenager to the states.

Dr. Woodie Smith, a Tallahassee physician says, “That's the theory and principle behind the work we do, we see patients while in Haiti, and bring one back every now and then- one that can be repaired.”

This project is called Operation Walk 2. During the next three months, Milode will undergo surgery at the Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic. She'll receive braces from hanger prosthetic, and then American Home Patient will assist with rehabilitation.