Our children in the orphanage in Ouanaminthe age from 5 to 17. They are all in school, some private and some in public. As they show an aptitude and passion for a field of study or vocation we enroll them in specialized training. We are so proud for three of our older boys as they just graduated from computer science (Darcelin & Raymondson) and Junior Felix (plumbing) > Several years ago our first “graduate of the orphanage” Lucson Jean became certified as an electrician and moved to the neighboring country of the Dominican Republic as it was easier to find work there. Our Foundation is committed to the ongoing education for primary as well as University schooling for all 29 of our children, including our recent graduates. Concurrently, we are funding the education of approximately 100 additional orphans and underprivileged children in the neighboring town of Malfety, Haiti. Here, Paster Prosper helps to have six teachers employed teaching a comprehensive education for the children as well as an adult education course for the parents of some of the children. Thank you to our contributors as you give a deserving child the opportunity for a better future!

 

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THANK YOU to New York Sports Club and all those who donated the funds needed for Dabens surgery. Dabens was born with a deformed foot. With your help this precious little soul can now walk, run and play like other five-year old boys. My trip to Haiti last week was very productive: besides visiting with Dabens; we installed a steel gate at the front of the orphanage, the children had a field trip to Fort-Liberté Beach; the Mayor of Ouanaminthe, the former chief of police and the medical director and just about every doctor and nurse at Universe Clinique Médicale Hospital received chiropractic adjustments!!! Perhaps most important I got to visit our children, adjust them all and sleep in their new home for the first time. Another THANK YOU to those who attended one of our fund raisers or made an on line donation. You folks greatly improved the living conditions for these 29 children. Their education and the ongoing education of an additional 100 children in the neighboring town of Malfety remain as the primary focus of our Foundation. If you would like to sponsor a child’s education for a year it is only $15/month. A donation of any amount makes a big difference as our Foundation has NO ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS. 

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A 5 year Dream is coming to reality, a new home for our children.

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Thanks to the generosity of many friends, family, patients and those in attendance for our New York Yankee Fun (d) Raiser, including Yankee Senior Vice-President-General Manager Mr. Brian Cashman, our Foundation is in the midst of completing a five year goal.  We are finishing the construction of a home for our orphans! As you will see from the photographs our new home has been painted a very tranquil blue with a deeper blue trim and includes the “Laws of the House” posted both in Creole and English.  There are planters along the entire perimeter of the building (more photos to follow when we finish our landscaping). One of the best features is that our children will now be in a much better/safer neighborhood out of the city and in closer proximity to schools for our 29 kids.
A special thanks goes to Board member Dr. Gary Deutchman and our newest Board member, Mr. Dan Michaels. Both Dan and Gary have quite a bit of experience in construction and carpentry. Not only did they donate their time but also their money and a tremendous amount of energy in teaching our older children, at the least, several wood working skills and perhaps a vocation. On our most recent visit in June, all of our children also learned yoga and meditation from a beautiful soul, Kathy Lixing Sun, another very-much welcomed volunteer. We know our children will do better in school and in all phases of their lives now that they will be living in a home that has bathrooms/showers and electricity. They can study, read and play music on their new desks and benches. Their future is so much brighter thanks to all those who donated their time, money and energy!


Wellness for All Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to the education and social development of underprivileged children in Ouanaminthe, Haiti.

By supporting education and avenues of creative expression, minds and hearts of individuals are free to expand, thereby expanding and elevating their communities.


Photography provided by Thomas DeClemente

The Haitian youth is at risk because of the lack of academic and positive social infrastructure necessary for emotional resilience and competency.

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  • Dr. Stephen Simonetti, DC
    President

    There are many reasons Dr. Stephen Simonetti was selected as a Top Doctorin 2020. The most relevant is patient satisfaction. As Dr. Simonettistates, “when a person has a health concern I always felt the mostimportant thing is for the individual to correct the cause of the problem,rather than just temporarily manage their symptoms. For this reason, I havedone my best to master the traditional chiropractic techniques and otherancillary procedures that help people accomplish my patient’s goal”.

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  • Dolores Germania Hernandez-Simonetti
    CFO

    Dolores Germania Hernandez-Simonetti, was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the Bronx. She currently works for the New York Yankees in the Communication and Media Relations Department.

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  • Ellen Coyne, DC
    Director

    Ellen Coyne, DC is a Brooklyn born chiropractor who serves in the upper west side of Manhattan, Brightwaters Long Island and the surrounding communities in NY. While in private practice 1984, Dr. Coyne has been extremely active in helping her profession.

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  • Gary Deutchman
    DC Director

    Dr. Deutchman has been in private practice since 1986. Over his past 30 years of practice, his dedication to service is still evident in his actions; in the early 90's, Dr. Deutchman initiated and went on to manage volunteer chiropractic care programs for orphaned infants

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  • Amiko Simonetti
    Vice President

    Amiko has a tremendous passion for organization and design, both visual and non-visual. Her skills and expertise range from fashion, graphic design and branding to small business management and entrepreneurship.

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  • Dan
    Treasurer

    Dan Michaels is currently a semi-professional volunteer dedicating his efforts to the Haiti orphanage project among several other causes far and wide. In previous life incarnations, Dan has been (still is) a CPA, Florida home builder and developer, and most recently spent 16 years as elementary and middle school teacher in NYC, Boston, and San Miguel, Mexico. While in Mexico, he additionally taught literacy at a girls orphanage, carpentry at an arts program for indigenous children, and computer/English/leadership skills at another educational program in two remote villages. So you see he likes to help kids!  

    Dan now frequents Sarasota, FL and Stock bridge, MA, and works as a volunteer elementary school teacher and tutor, art museum docent, food bank distribution expert and cooking program instructor, and vegetarian chef fora major Buddhist meditation center, among other endeavors. And now,supporting the Village of Hope and working with our Haiti kids in any way possible! In spare time, Dan loves to kayak, hike, travel, and build or renovate houses.

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