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Haiti Amputees

Orphan Who Lost Leg In Haiti Earthquake Gets Bionic Limb

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact

As rescuers frantically rummaged through the rubble after a magnitude-7.0 earthquake ravaged Haiti, a search team discovered Wetsh-Naidgie buried in d...

Rebuilding Haiti: Helping One Child at a Time

Olivia Wilde | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Olivia Wilde

It has been more than six months since the earthquake in Haiti, and I still remember the moment when I heard what had happened. Sitting, stunned, on the set of "House," I felt my stomach plummet.

Sounlove Zamor, Haitian Amputee, To Be Flown To Israel For Medical Care

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Reporting from Ganthier, Haiti -- Sounlove Zamor was scrubbing laundry under an acacia tree when a stranger arrived to ask her about the good news. T...

Aftershock and the Haitian Amputees

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martha St Jean

I am taken back to a course I took at New York University where I was challenged to look at communities around the world and recognize the impact social, economic, and political standing have in deciding one's life trajectory. In Haiti, socioeconomic stature will now be dictated for many on the absence or presence of a limb.

Nonprofit Builds and Donates Low-Cost, Durable Wheelchairs To Haiti

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For thousands of Haitian amputees and injured in urgent need of durable, low cost wheelchairs, Ralf Hotchkiss of the nonprofit, Whirlwind Wheelchair I...

Haitian Amputees Face Tough Future

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As Haitian amputees heal from their initial injuries from the Jan. 12 quake, their long-term futures remain uncertain. Securing regular work and livel...

Health in Haiti: Lessons to Learn for National Public Health Week 2010

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

To truly improve the health of Haitians, the social and economic drivers of disease must be addressed. This means providing educational and occupational opportunities for all, as well as establishing a sustainable, modern public health system.

Haitian Amputees In Need Of Walking Devices, Prosthetics

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The unusually high number of amputations following the earthquake in Haiti means that Haitian amputees will need long-term aid in order to walk and fu...