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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 #3

He said the group saw about 200 patients today, 45 of them children he saw. He saw a lot of kids that were actually sick, not so much with injuries. He said people had heard there was a pediatrician and kids that have been coughing or fever for weeks showed up today. Lots of pneumonias,… 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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