Bert McKinnon was one of the founders of Northern Arizona Volunteer Medical Corp (NAVMC). He travelled with surgical teams to Armenia and Brazil, where he faced the challenges of providing surgical care with limited resources. He provided the highest quality of orthopedic care to his patients in Northern Arizona and was a major influence in […]
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A Gown for Tuba
On a chilly pre-dawn morning, Molly Brown pulled into Dr. John “Bull” Durham’s Flagstaff driveway and started to load her truck with six-foot-long rolls of blue fabric. Brown the executive director of the Northern Arizona Volunteer Medical Corps, would normally be at Durham’s garage checking on medical supplies for one of the two trips […]
Paging Doctor Bull
By Kevin Charles Fleming ’09 Photographs by Mark Lipczynski, Illustrations by Yann Kebbi MAY 14, 2019 WHEN DR. JOHN “BULL” DURHAM ’80 MET WOODJINA IN A STIFLING, crowded ward of Port-au-Prince’s La Paix Hospital, the five-year-old girl was dying. For weeks, she’d been confined to a dirty mattress, unable to walk, beset by a spiking […]
Sex trafficking survivor shows how to help victims at Cline Library event
Sex trafficking can be a hard issue to approach in a community, but it is not impossible, according to two members of ARISE Project for Humanity, founder Williamson Sintyl and board member Coco Berthmann. As a part of ARISE, Sintyl runs a mentorship program in Haiti to help women and vulnerable children advocate […]
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Award Winner! — Most Creative Blood Drive
At this international conference, out of 21 countries, it was an honor to earn the most Creative Blood Drive in the world. Representatives from other blood providers were just amazed with the Zombie Blood Drive and are now interested in doing this back in their home towns.
Flagstaff seamstresses rally round Haiti project, March 2018, Arizona Daily Sun
All it took was a Facebook post about a recent Northern Arizona Volunteer Medical Corp trip to Haiti to inspire Wendy Wetzel of Flagstaff to get involved in the lives of young women thousands of miles away.
Christmas in Haiti: Flagstaff medics light up orphans with gifts, December 2017, Arizona Daily Sun
As children around the world wait for the arrival of Santa Claus on Sunday night, 55 orphans at the Foyer Renmen orphanage in Port au Prince, Haiti, will be snuggling into their beds with happy memories of a visit two weeks ago by Pere Noel, the French version of Santa Claus.
Community Thanks: Food bank grateful to Northern Arizona Volunteer Medical Corp., November, 2017, Arizona Daily Sun
To the editor: On behalf of the Flagstaff Family Food Center, Food Bank and Kitchen I would like to express heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the Northern Arizona Volunteer Medical Corp.
Flagstaff to Haiti: ‘Adopted’ orphanage thrives, August 2017, Arizona Daily Sun
Each night as the sun slips away over a country wracked by natural disaster and poverty, 55 children line up inside a walled compound to sing their nightly prayers.