Jacksonville Dr. has volunteered in Haiti for 30 years

JON M. FLETCHERThe Times-Union John Lovejoy Jr., a doctor (left), led the team, which included David Balanky, support staff, who said their goodbyes to fellow volunteers Saturday after spending a week aiding quake victims and others in Milot, Haiti.Doctor created ties that bind First Coast to Haiti

By Mark Woods Sun, Feb 21, 2010 @ 12:00 am | updated Tue, Feb 23, 2010 @ 11:30 am

When you walk in the door of one of the residences on the CRUDEM Foundation grounds, there is a framed photo of a doctor with a Haitian girl.

He is wearing a Notre Dame hat and smiling.

This is George Fipp.

If you want to explain why a medical team from Jacksonville was in Milot this past week, why three teams come each year, why there are plans to add a fourth team, why many of the people who were leaving Saturday were talking about returning, start with the man in this picture.

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