“Dr. Alejandro Badia, Internationally Renowned Upper Extremity Surgeon Visits Port-au-Prince, Haiti to Support the Swim for Haiti Event”

Miami, Florida (February 9, 2017) – Internationally renowned hand to shoulder surgeon, Dr. Alejandro Badia will visit Port-au-Prince, Haiti for the first time on February 18th to attend the 4th Annual Swim for Haiti event, an annual open water swim to promote the beauty and adventure of Haiti. This year’s swim is scheduled for Sunday, February 19th, 2017, where participants have the option of either a short or longer swim. The short swim consists of 1.5 km, swimming along the shore and finishing at Wahoo Bay. The second, a 10 km swim from the largest Ile des Arcadins to Wahoo Bay Beach Resort. All of the proceeds will benefit a program that teaches Haitian children how to swim. When asked about his contribution to the event, Dr. Badia replied, “I am here to support this great cause and one of my former patients, Christine Chenet, who will be swimming again this year.” Christine Chenet was a victim of a home invasion back in 2012, where she was shot in her left arm. She underwent appropriate debridement and an application of a rigid external fixator on her humeral at the hospital in Haiti and a week later was transferred to the care of Dr. Badia for a more definitive treatment. After her evaluation in March of 2012, Dr. Badia applied an internal fixation with a posterior locking compression plate and restored Christine’s arm to full function. Five years later, Christine has become a symbol of perseverance and proud winner of the 4 km swim in 2016. This year, she has signed up for the 10 km race, a major achievement for her and one which she has been preparing for, for a long time. “We are here to show how the result of good orthopedic care can affect the life of a patient. We help people achieve their dreams and aspirations even through such tragic events such as Christine’s,” affirmed Dr. Badia.
Publier le : 17/02/2017   Auteur :

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