Boone County nurse Jennifer Baggett

Mid-Missouri's connection to Haiti and the Hospital Sacre Coeur began with a visit to Milot, Haiti by Boone Hospital nurse Jennifer Baggett.

She traveled there in 2009 before the quake and made connections with CRUDEM Foundation board members. The CRUDEM Foundation, which supports the hospital, was started by St. Louis physician Ted Dubuque. Jennifer met his son and Board Member Charles Dubuque.

Click here to see the video that explains how Jennifer was one of the first people Dubuque called after the quake hit and how the generosity of the local medical community made the trips possible for more than a dozen volunteers. Since the quake some have returned three times.