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1985: Cheryl S Oscar served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Haiti in Poirier, St Marc beginning in 1985
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Cheryl S Oscar can be contacted at fcdoscaracoxdnet
Country of Service: Haiti
Training Group: independent
Cities you served in: Poirier, St Marc
Arrival Year: 1985
Departure Year: 1987
Fresh water fisheries
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
Central African Republic. June, 1984 - December, 1984. Fisheries. Had to leave due to sulfa allergy and chloroquine resistant malaria
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Have a Master's Degree in Nursing and work as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a Urology Office and with a hospital-based Internal Medicine Practice.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I have many fond, cherished memories of my years in the Peace Corps. It was a time of great personal discovery and adventure. I am so grounded because of my Peace Corps experience. Life is so precious, and we, as Americans, are rich in opportunities that are not always appreciated. My worst day here could never compare to lives endured by the courageous people of Haiti and the Central African Republic.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anyone whose path crossed mine while I was a PCV. I would particularly love to hear from some of the PCVs I worked with in the CAR.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Don't be discouraged when family and friends are not excited to hear about your Peace Corps experiences. When I first returned to the U.S., I felt very frustrated with "small talk" and complaining, particularly talk about needing to lose 10 pounds, etc.... Realize your experiences are unique and will be treasured for the rest of your lives!
Originally posted: January 10, 2007
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Peace Corps Haiti; Directory of Haiti RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Haiti RPCVs; Peace Corps Annual Report: 1985