Remember Roovens? Well, he’s become our little miracle. Since he was med-evacted from Haitian
Community Hospital to the USNS Comfort hospital ship, Dr. Larsen and the rest of the Atlanta medical team has been frantically searching for him, and trying to find out the status. Was he alive? Were they able to salvage his leg?
There were so many unanswered questions regarding Roovens, and today those questions were answered. After searching high and low, Tina Morrison, Rooven’s nurse in Haiti, found out that he is right here in Atlanta recovering at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta!
When Tina informed Dr. Larsen late last night of Roovens’ whereabouts, Dr. Larsen immediately raced over to the hospital to reunite with his most treasured patient. Using supplies collected from MedShare, Dr. Larsen operated on Roovens in Haiti four times. His leg was an open wound with an infection that went septic, and he needed to get to more specialized care.
Dr. Larsen and the rest of the team left Haiti not knowing if Roovens would live or die. But today, we know that he’s not only alive, but he’s walking! And he’s smiling, talking and becoming an expert wii player.
Here’s the miraculous rescue and recovery of 11-year-old Roovens Monchil: