From dancing with Miami Heat to aiding sick in Haiti
Brains, beauty and a big heart. As a medical resident, Dr. Fabienne Achille now helps deliver babies at Jackson memorial hospital where she was actually born 28 years ago...
Brains, beauty and a big heart.
As a medical resident, Dr. Fabienne Achille now helps deliver babies at Jackson memorial hospital where she was born 28 years ago.
Achille came here after finishing medical school in Tampa.
“It’s a hospital that deals with many, many minorities and of course people from my own culture and I knew that just being around the culture and being around those people can definitely, definitely help and make a change with that,” she said.
Her commitment to helping others is something she learned from her mother.
Achille is the daughter of Ginnete Eugene — who along with her twin sister — helped bring Marlie Casseus from Haiti to Jackson, where the girl had multiple surgeries to remove a large tumor that had taken over her face.
“It’s been a definite inspiration. It just shows that besides everything else that can be going on in your life, once you can just help someone else, it’s just so rewarding.”
Surgery is one of Achille’s passions. Dancing is another.
Dr. Achille was a Miami heat dancer, performing at games while working on her undergraduate degree at the university of Miami.
“It was a lot of hard work, especially being pre-med and doing that but it was definitely a very, very enjoyable, memorable time of my life,” she said.
Now her focus is on being a physician. She is hoping to make a medical mission to Haiti in the near future. While at Jackson she reaches out to the uninsured.
Dr. Achille has one more year left in her resident program, after she’s considering going into private practice.