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Here are some news articles and other material about CA-6 and our members! If you'd like to add one that isn't posted here, please send it to our Information Officer for review.

Friday
Oct012010

Disaster in Haiti: A Personal Journey (01 Sep '10)

Team member Kate Amatruda wrote an article on her deployment experiences in Haiti. This article appeared in the July/August 2010 issue of The Therapist, the publication of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), headquartered in San Diego, California. This article is copyrighted and been reprinted with the permission of CAMFT. For more information regarding CAMFT, please log on to http://www.camft.org/.

It is the smell of the decomposing bodies of dead children at the collapsed school in the Delmas area of Port-au-Prince and the knowledge that their remains may never be recovered that stays with me. Returning to our medical tent, I work with Cassandre*, who tells me that she was one of only three children who survived the destruction of her school. She is thirteen years old. When she was rescued after three days of being trapped in the rubble, she found out that her mother had been killed in the catastrophic 7.0 earthquake of January 12, 2010. We are the first medical team she has seen, now eight days after the quake. She may lose her leg, due to a fracture that has become badly infected. Gangrene has set in.

Wednesday
Jun092010

Help For Haiti (23 Apr '10)

Team members Barbara Morita and Keith Sheirich are quoted in this Clinician's Review article.

Listening to NPs and PAs talk about their experiences in disaster response following the devastating earthquake in Haiti is an endurance test for the tear ducts. Transcending the frustrations over delays in delivery of care, beyond the horror of severely infected wounds and partial amputations, mingled with the sense of wonder at the Haitian people's gratitude for the most basic care, there are stories of people — patients and providers — that would warm even the most jaded heart.

Friday
May072010

Help for Haiti (23 Mar '10)

Alan Roth, RRT wrote an article about his Haiti experience for ADVANCE for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine. (Free online registration required to view.)

People screamed and wailed as the ground pitched and rolled underneath the makeshift tents at Haiti's Club de Pétionville country club. Alan Roth, RRT, MS, MBA, FAARC, felt the fear of the earthquake survivors around him.

"They didn't know what was going to happen next," he said, describing the 6.1 aftershock that mimicked the 7.0 upheaval of Haiti just one week before. "All the time we were there, there were tremors." ...