[at-l] surprise email

camojack at comcast.net camojack at comcast.net
Mon Jan 25 00:22:54 CST 2010

That's fantastic. Truly. It must be heart-breaking at times, too. 

All I can really do right now is to send money, which is only helpful if it actually gets into the right hands... so I'm hoping that it does. 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "RockDancer" <rockdancer97 at comcast.net> 
To: at-l at backcountry.net 
Sent: Sunday, January 24, 2010 11:58:19 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: [at-l] surprise email 

I was surprised, tonight, to get an email from my sister saying she's been in Haiti since yesterday morning. After 2 days of doing surgery duty (assisting) she's excited and horrified at what she is dealing with. I expect she'll be returning in about a week. 

Good for my sister, for stepping outside her comfort zone! She's never seen poverty, or misery or dealt with more than incidental discomforts that were transitory. If she had let me know I may have offered some camping gear to help with those issues but I imagine the crew are being cared for pretty well. 

She's already seen a number of crush injuries, assisted with a lot of amputations. One comment she made: the relatives of the patients are coming to the facility with food for the patient. Seems like the family members are responsible in some way for their care and feeding. Many are small children. 

I thought the list might like to know about this. For me it makes what's happening in Haiti a lot more personal. 

Arthur Gaudet 
Lowell, MA 
Rockdancer97 at comcast.net 
"The vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true." 
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