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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thursday Updates from Dr. Carol Ritter in Jimani

From Dr. Carol Ritter: {UNEDITED VIA SMS/TXT} In eight short days starting with eight people, we've become the defacto Johns Hopkins of the isle of Hispanola. We are awash with volunteers all looking for the adrenaline of a few days ago. Now we have post op care , follow up and patient transportation to somewhere out of here. The patients either want to get back home to loved ones, or want to stay here with their loved ones and get food and lodging. Less glorious care for this energetic new bunch of fresh volunteers. We first eight are exhausted and looking after each other. Some of as manic persists. Others are geting a taste of post traumatic stress. I work frantically for Nadia 's visa. Plans to leave in two days with my friend hopefully at my side.  Here is a picture of Nadia with Haiti in the background.


  1. It is great that you guys got there so quikly.
    The news here keeps saying that most of the relief efforts are too slow, even though there is also a lot of help there already.

  2. I am so happy that things worked out and Nadia got a 5 year visa!


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