I have loved being a nurse these past 35 years, and it is a great joy to apply my trade in West Africa, Haiti, and places where medical services are so scarce.
Diane is the daughter of missionaries and spent most of her youth in various West African countries before coming to the states to study nursing. Haiti was a big part of Diane's life even before the horrific earthquake a couple of years ago. She was the driving force behind establishing an operating center in a community seven miles north of Port-Au-Prince. She got major medical equipment manufacturers to donate the needed equipment, and she organized teams of doctors and nurses to go there at various times throughout the year to provide surgical services free of charge. Since the earthquake, this center has become one of the most active surgical facilities in the country, having completed over 700 operations.