why is the press attacking Sean Penn & Wyclef Jean when they should be attacking the Red Cross?
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why is the press attacking Sean Penn & Wyclef Jean when they should be attacking the Red Cross?

Mar 8, 2010

First it was Wyclef Jean & now they are attacking Sean Penn — why do the media love to attack celebrities who do charity work?  Is it simply that no good deed go unpunished?  Sean Penn & Wyclef have been putting their money where there mouth is for years- not just when it’s fashionable.  While in ...

some pix of PAP 6 weeks on:
In Haiti

some pix of PAP 6 weeks on:

Mar 8, 2010

I rarely leave the tent hospital- maybe to go to a clinic or to the UN, but this time a friend took a few of us for a drive through the center of town “just to see it.”  It was not different from what you see on TV, but to see the destruction 1st hand- ...

can the Argentine Army hold a candle to the Portuguese Bombeiros?

can the Argentine Army hold a candle to the Portuguese Bombeiros?

Mar 8, 2010

Yes, ladies & gentlemen i hear you- you are asking: what about the mens of PAP, this round?  Last time we were in awe of the dreamy Portuguese Bombeiros.  But as we know they left Haiti- all that is left is a shell of their old camp which is now used as a triage center for our hospital- ...

amidst the death, there is still life and love…
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amidst the death, there is still life and love…

Mar 7, 2010

Last week there was so much death- but if Haiti has taught us North Americans anything- it is that we are fully alive- and to live while we are here.  Being short handed at the camp many had to do things they never thought they would have to to accomodate death- bagging dead bodies, creating ...

A piece I wrote for PBS; re:  Haiti & patient privacy…
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A piece I wrote for PBS; re: Haiti & patient privacy…

Mar 6, 2010

Are photos taken by aid workers an invasion of privacy in Haiti?

this man changed my life forever.
In Haiti

this man changed my life forever.

Feb 23, 2010

warning:  beat tired- hence lots of typos, non-linear thinking, etc-. been doing alot of “social work” which i put into quotes here b/c this is hard to place or refer patients out when there is no place to go- the biggest of 3 options is the street.  That has been frustrating & difficult- so i have been ...

U of Miami Physical Therapy (PT) team in action…
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U of Miami Physical Therapy (PT) team in action…

Feb 19, 2010

Unlike many in the States- if you give your average Hatian an opportunity to learn they take it, cherish it, and make the absolute most of it.  I worked as a PT technician w/ a U of Miami team one rare day when were well staffed w/ PTs at the tent hospital.  With our extra hands we decided ...

as the Fauxhawk turns: an enlightening thread from my facebook

Feb 19, 2010

Michelle May a nurse is trying to set me up with a doc- he has a fauxhawk & wears cowboy boots- do i do it? Laticia Erving likes this. Vivian A Lapp yes! January 25 at 7:14pm · Ben Chadwick People with fauxhawks are capable of causing skin rashes from hundreds of feet away. January ...

real men:  the Bombeiros

real men: the Bombeiros

Feb 7, 2010

I live in San Francisco- for those of you are not familiar, there is a dire shortage of men here who are, shall i say, real men… ones who treat ladies well, are hard working, responsible, mature, & well mannered…. enter: the Portuguese Bombeiros. One night at the tent hospital in Port au Prince, I was fast asleep after an ...

In Haiti

no home. no family. no name.

Feb 5, 2010

One day’s at Project medishare I was assisting a doctor & nurse team, when a woman came in with a little boy clinging to her, like a baby.  The woman was a white American lady who lives in the DOminican Republic- she explained that she was in town visiting her friends at their mission when a ...

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