Since 2012 we’ve partnered with the relief organization Starfysh, to conduct missions in Haiti, providing much needed dental care for people who live in remote areas on the island of La Gonave, in Haiti. We have gone to numerous villages where the people have never had the opportunity to see a dentist. We’ve walked shoulder to shoulder with these Haitians, stayed in their villages and delivered compassionate dental care to people in desperate need. In addition we have worked with Starfysh to install numerous water filters in villager’s homes in order to provide fresh drinking water for these families, and we have worked to provide villages with renewable food sources such as banana trees to areas of La Gonave that are in short supply of food. It is a life changing experience for everyone involved and we are pleased to carry our West Michigan values with us as we reach out to others less fortunate than ourselves.

If you are interested in finding out how you can help, contact them at www.starfysh.org.

If it’s one thing I know, it is that deep inside all of us is the desire to matter. To make a difference. To acknowledge that life is not all about me, and then to do something about it. The reason I know this is because there is not a day that goes by in my life that someone doesn’t say to me that they would love it if they could help with what I do in Haiti in some way. Offers of time, money, supplies, skills. And the big one: “I’d love to go with you!”

—Dr. Steve Edmondson