Dr. Vincent DeGennaro Jr. '02 | March 24, 2016
I’m so tired. I haven’t slept well in two months, awakening each morning with a tightness and flutter in my chest, hours before my alarm clock rings. My eyelids are constantly heavy, full of the smoke and smog of Port-au-Prince, desperate for respite.
Paul McCartney’s refrain plays over and over in my mind: “Let it be.”
Part of me feels burned out from constant travel between my two homes in Haiti and Florida. Frustrated with the consistent dysfunction of the Haitian government — and, often, of the institutions I work with — I’ve decided to leave an organization I’ve worked for on and off for 12 years and launch a new organization called Equal Health International. While I’m proud of giving birth to a new entity, the pressure to fundraise, organize and implement becomes ever greater.