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Matthew Sheard

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Many Kinds of Help in Haiti's Clinics

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2010 | 3:00 PM

Today we did our first Clinic. We travelled a rocky and uneven road to a small village, Corridor 2. The Clinic was held in the family home of one of the members of our group.

When we arrived there were about 50 people waiting to be...

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A Day In Haiti's Hospitals

(1) Comments | Posted April 23, 2010 | 3:59 PM

General Hospital in Port-au-Prince is a gated compound. The buildings that weren't destroyed have been cleaned out and are being used, in part. But most of the work is still being done in tents, set-up around the compound by a wide array of NGOs.

Patients wait...

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Haiti's Hospitals, Similar To America

(1) Comments | Posted April 7, 2010 | 12:13 PM

Last week, we spent the day assisting a team of doctors at a hospital in Payen. The hospital was started in the Seventies by a missionary group from Ohio. There is a clinic, an OB-GYN, an operating room, and about 40 rooms. Since the earthquake a team of...

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Small Steps in Refugee Camps Give Reason For Hope

(1) Comments | Posted April 6, 2010 | 12:08 PM

On our last day we visited a Refugees Camp in Montrois run. The camp is run by a young man with a muscular frame and a scraggly goatee, named Diesmy. The camp has fluctuated in size since the Earthquake. Right now there are about a hundred...

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How We Assembled Our Haiti Team: Directly After The Fall Out

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2010 | 12:01 PM

It was the day after the earthquake in Haiti. I was at the Bed-Stuy Volunteer Ambulance Corps office in Brooklyn. We were watching the news. The Commander told me to get in touch with as many people as I could. He said, "Call, text, e-mail, do whatever you...

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My First Day Doing Relief Work In Haiti

(1) Comments | Posted April 1, 2010 | 4:41 PM

"This is the part of Haiti they don't show you," said Jean, reclining on the beach, a cool breeze brushing the scent of wild jasmine past us. The beach is more than beautiful and from the faces of the young people in the water you wouldn't know that...

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