ANNOUNCEMENT: Help Dr. Sam Christian

Dr. Sam Christian

On Saturday, December 1,  our dear friend, brother, care giver,  Dr. Sam Christian was involved in a terrible car accident that left him in critical condition at the Princess Margaret Hospital on the island of Dominica. In  a most unfortunate turn of events, a car rolled over Dr. Sam, resulting in a broken pelvis along with other major organ damage.  We are still trying to wrap our heads around the enormous extent of his injuries. Yet we thank God that he is still alive!

While many were fleeing the island after the devastating hurricane in 2018,  as a trained surgeon,  Dr. Sam Christian  chose to remain on the island,  treating the Dominican people for everything from cuts and fractures to post-traumatic stress disorder.  In fact, he was one of the first on the scene to help immediately following the hurricane, while his family overseas worried about his own safety.

In a 2002 article posted on the dominican.net, Sam prophetically wrote:-
“Dominicans are most often transferred overseas for diagnosis, radiation and complex orthopedic and burn surgery. Even in the United States, it makes sense to transfer certain critically ill patients to large University Hospitals.”

He also wrote in that same article:
“Dominican overseas Doctors (D.O.D.) shall commit to return home every 3 to 5 years to relieve and augment the pressing medical manpower situation in Dominica. This lends itself to our sense of tithing in the universe.
It would not be construed as an imposition. While people hate to be made to feel obligated, commitment is therapeutic.”

Now, more than 15 years later, he finds himself desperately needing the very care that he described as lacking in Dominica.  He finds himself needing to be flown by Med Evacuation to nearby Martinique  immediately, as the first step in what will be a long journey to save and restore his life.

Dr. Sam spent all of his life caring for others. His work as a doctor has  always been focused on helping the least fortunate in our communities, knowing very well that it meant that he would sacrifice a “comfortable” life by world standards,  in exchange for deeply caring for others with the medical skills that God has given him.

Our prayers are with Dr. Sam and his family during these trying times. Let us also pray  that he will recover from these incredibly traumatic injuries. And let us show our love  and support for Dr. Sam and his family by giving  generously towards his medical expenses.

No amount is to little or too large. Thank you so very much for your support.

Sincerely,

Friends of Dr. Sam Christian

 

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12 Comments

  1. Alley Franc
    December 12, 2018

    A man is fighting for his life here, have some respect. it don’t matter if he is red, blue, yellow, pink. People don’t care if u live or die all they care about is politics. we going to die and live politics here people. anyway I wish this human being a speedy recovery and God’s hand in his healing.

  2. Solidarity
    December 7, 2018

    Can someone please enlighten me as to why was a Go Fund me page set up when the Govt of Dominica is paying Dr. Christian’s medical expenses?

    ADMIN: The government covered transportation as far as we aware there are more medical costs to cover.

    • mine
      December 9, 2018

      I know that everybody needs help, if they have a go fund what will the poor malaway do.

  3. Rivers
    December 6, 2018

    Thanks to the merciful GOD for sparing his life. Thanks to the Government for making the provisions for him to be Airlifted to Martinique for further treatment.

    • Joseph John
      December 6, 2018

      Rivers that is the second life of a high profile Dominican the Hon PM Rosevelt Skerrit has saved. He seem to do thing in multiples. Double major BA on graduation from college, double Doctorate from double universities (one in the East and one in the West, thousands of miles apart) and now double life savers.
      Now he has an economic policy doubling Tourism with Agriculture as the main thrust.
      This is the new era…..the daily double era. His 25 or more years as Prime Minister will be called the Skerrit Era. Wow, check this achiever, or should we say overachiever.

      • Joseph John
        December 7, 2018

        Oh I need to add that those two high profile people the nice PM helped are not in his camp. Like a wise man once said “do good to your enemies, help those who hate you, your reward will not come from them. Great job Hon. Sir. Great rescue. Blessings !
        I wonder if one can get a double doctorate for putting two sick people on their way to recovery.

        Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 8 Thumb down 6
      • RandyX
        December 9, 2018

        You are completely blinded by that conman. You are a very sad human being!

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    • Joseph John
      December 6, 2018

      I would really like to hear on Q95 and DNO how much did Gay-Boo and his fellow opposition haters contributed. Let us hear how they put their money where their mouths are. Words make lips flap, but money is the real talk. Financial support is the real support. Prompt action, like the Government took, in time of need is the real test.

  4. December 5, 2018

    Friends of Dr. Sam Christian, if you are soliciting help for The good Doctor I can happily make a donation. But the garbage you wrote is insulting. Sam Christian did not return to Dominica by choice, circumstances surrounding his medical practice forced him to take refuge in Dominica.

    • World's Moistest Jheri Curl
      December 5, 2018

      when cleansing one’s reputation details aren’t important
      you’re either donating or not
      but that donation doesn’t need to come with a side lecture on ethics

    • Joseph John
      December 6, 2018

      Why the character assassination? Typical opposition gang bangers action, kicking a wounded man in the head.

  5. MJG
    December 5, 2018

    Father in heaven be merciful to him…Amen

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