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 ...

Blue
In Haiti

Blue

Feb 4, 2010

One day while we were doing Physical Therapy (PT) in a village clinic with some of the patients the UM had discharged, a man strumed on his guitar.  I just watched video I shot of the PT team in action while we were there- the sounds of the man playing his guitar in the background are haunting. Although the patients had ...

University of Miami hospital in Port au Prince is saving lives.
In Haiti

University of Miami hospital in Port au Prince is saving lives.

Feb 1, 2010

I had no idea what to expect working with project medishare- and glad that i did not.  As i wrote, thought I would be doing “logistics” work… which i learned means alot of operational stuff- not so much my forte but of course i can do it- and happily so.  However when they caught wind that i ...

In Haiti

Images of me looking haggard in Haiti on NBC Nightly News w/ Brian Williams

Jan 26, 2010

Strangely enough w/in my 1st few hours back in Haiti I ended up nodding & looking haggard for a few seconds at the end of this piece on NBC News with Brian WIlliams.  I had not slept the night before- keeping the same hours as the nurses & docs.  More soon, beat tired…

In Haiti

From “bring a pot to piss in & all your own water” to Geraldo Rivera & AC on overdrive

Jan 23, 2010

Okay Okay so we were told that we will have access to nothing- spoke to a man i will be working with who is very CIA-esque.. he had suggested bringing a free standing tent since we likely would not even have a stick or ground that could hold a tent up… I got advice on ...