Dr. Florence Spitler has been part of the Mission of Hope family for years. Not only is she a blessing to the patients she sees in the villages on mobile clinics, but she also has had a life-transforming impact on one specific man, Gaby Joseph.
Dr. Spitler first visited Haiti on a week-long trip in 2011 and brought her family back the following year. During their time in Haiti, the Spitler family decided to sponsor a child through Mission of Hope—a young boy named Gaby. The Spitler family met Gaby that week and learned he was suffering from significant health problems, yet lacking adequate treatment.
Using her medical knowledge and skills, Dr. Spitler was able to communicate with Gaby to ensure he would receive the consistent treatment he needed. Since then, she has continued to invest in Gaby’s life and health through the Medical Outreach Program (MOPs).
Gaby’s health dramatically improved because of Dr. Spitler’s investment in him through MOPs. In 2017, Gaby began working as a medical translator for Mission of Hope. He now works alongside Dr. Spitler during her trips to Haiti, translating for the teams and patients at the mobile clinics. Gaby’s chronic diagnoses could have cut his life short, but with the hope of Christ accompanied by the care and generosity of MOPs and Dr. Spitler, Gaby is alive and well, serving hundreds of patients on mobile clinics each week.