A chance to do a work of mercy

A chance to do a work of mercy August 28, 2012

The reader who asked for prayers for the badly injured Haitian priest writes:

It looks like we have cut through the red tape and should be taking off to miami in not too long. But, unfortunately, this will cost a great deal of money. The air ambulance alone will cost about $16,000.  Jackson Memorial Hospital had asked for $50,000 just for a deposit.  Fr. Dumas does not have insurance, and his poor diocese in Haiti has no money.  We are collecting funds from friends in Haiti and in the US.  Can you please consider making a donation toward saving the life of this priest? Here is how you can donate:


MWTS set up a link where you can make a secure donation online by clicking on this link:


By check:

You can write a check to MOVIN WITH THE SPIRIT and write “Father Dumas Medical Donation” on the MEMO line, and send it to:

Movin’ With the Spirit
P.O. Box 238
Columbia, CT  06237

Every dollar counts, whatever the amount –  THANK YOU!  However, please consider being very generous, if the Spirit moves you. The rewards for saving the life of a priest are out of this world! Literally.

Thank you so much and God bless!

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  • Thank you very much for posting this. I am a brother priest working with Fr. Dumas. We med evac-ed him to Jackson Memorial Hospital i Miami last night where he is being cared for.

    Fr. Dumas was involved in a major car accident on his way back to his parish to celebrate three weddings. His nephew that was also in the vehicle died on the spot. A nurse who was also present has a broken leg but survived although she was having difficulty finding proper medical attention in her city.

    I would also like to mention that all donations are tax deductible.

    Here is the latest update that I posted on my Facebook wall:

    Update on Fr. Dumas as of 8/28 at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

    Dear friends:
    Thank you for all of your prayers again! God is very good to us.
    Last night we left the Haiti hospital with Fr. Dumas at 8:00 PM and headed for the airpot where the air ambulance was waiting for us. It was a great sign of hope to see a great team of doctors caring for Fr. Dumas in the ambulance to get him to the airport. It was also very moving to see our bishop, Bishop Pierre-André Dumas staying right by our side all the way to the airport to accompany his priest. Seeing Fr. Dumas get there safe was more important to him than another very important meeting he was to have with a major figure in Haiti.

    It took some time to do the transfer from land ambulance to air ambulance on the runway. We flew out around 9:30 PM and reached Miami at 11:05 PM. We were quickly taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital where they had a room and a team of doctors and nurses prepared to receive us.

    They have since last night done some labs and another CT scan.
    The scan reveals, like before, that there is much brain damage and some fluid in the brain which is normal in such car accidents. The good news is that there isn’t much brain swelling. The pressure in the brain is normal! Thus they probably will not need to do surgery to open the head! The doctor this morning was very positive. He told us that given Fr. Dumas’ age and given that the swelling in the brain is so small he can have an “AMAZING RECOVERY”! even though it will take a long time.

    They are still studying one of his reactions, i.e. shaking at different intervals. There is also some swelling and redness in the right eye. He has some broken bones inside that are not too concerning for now since the priority is the brain.

    Thanks to all who have donated already, we still need a lot lot more money. We borrowed a couple credit cards to pay for the med evac (final cost: $15,400) and we need to repay that money. And because the recovery will take a long time, it will also cost a lot of money! Medical bills will be off the roof not even to mention rehab bills. He has NO insurance. His healing and recovery depend completely on the support of others. Without your love, prayers and financial support already given it is accurate to say that Fr. Dumas, a young energetic priest founding a new parish in Haiti, would probably die. But now he has, in the words of the doctor, an “amazing recovery” Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    Here is how you can donate you have not already done so or would like to donate again or would like to pass this on to your friends:


    Link to donate online: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=77YGBZ222BDKU

    When you copy and paste this link in your own repost make sure to verify to see if it works. Some people have been having trouble sharing the link.

    Checks are made out to MOVIN WITH THE SPIRIT. Write “Father Dumas Medical Donation” on the MEMO line, and send it to:
    P.O. Box 238, Columbia, CT 06237

    Thank you and God bless you!

    Fr. Louis