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Dr. Benitez Haiti Update #5

Norberto called this morning … which scared me a little because he usually only calls at night. He said that evidently one of the local politicians sent out the word that there were American doctors at the hospital offering free medical care and when they arrived at the hospital this morning there were over 2000… Continue Reading

Dr. Benitez Haiti Update #4

Just hung up with Norberto and he sounds very deflated. They lost a 4 month old baby today. Brought in by the mother, very sick and so dehydrated they couldn’t start the IV. They took her into surgery to do a “cut down” (which is basically surgically opening a area to make sticking the needle… Continue Reading

Dr. Benitez Haiti Update #2

In re: to his personal cell, he has been able to text but there is no connection for dialing out or receiving calls from me. He said everyone slept well, the house is very comfortable and he is not sure who the people are that own it but they have been “treating us very well”.… Continue Reading

Dr. Benitez Haiti Update #1

After a very chaotic morning and three delayed flight times. Norberto, and his 1300 lbs of medical supplies, flew out of Ft. Pierce at 12:30 this afternoon. It was a small propeller plane but he texted me when he landed in Port au Prince that the flight was uneventful. He is with a medical team… Continue Reading

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