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Two days following the earthquake in Haiti, MCI received a request it could not refuse from Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity asking for medical help at their centre in Port au Prince (P au P), where they had been overwhelmed by severely injured adults and children.
Simon Walley, MCI's project manager and I left St John's on the 19th and with the help of the sisters in Miami and the American Airlines free flight for volunteers, we arrived in Haiti early in the morning of January 20th. The object of the trip was two fold, to treat the injured and to look for somewhere to set up an obstetric unit. Nothing we had seen on TV prepared us for what we found, the heat, the noise of aircraft and helicopters; the gridlock of traffic in the streets partially bl...