April 16, 2010
By JOY JUEDES
Nurses Diana Kimmell and Catherine MacLean-Miller, Beaver surgeons Richard Kangah, MD and Wisam Haddad, MD and anesthesiologist Kirk Howard will work at a hospital in Fond Parisien, 40 miles from Port-au-Prince and 14 miles from the border of the Dominican Republic.
坎加说：“这只是我们每天所做的事情的延伸。”“条件可能有所不同，因为基础架构将不存在，但是您必须使用最低限度。您拥有的培训就是将带您完成的培训。”该小组的为期10天的旅行由Haddad的女儿Laila Mickelwait经营的New Reality International组织。居住在博蒙特（Beaumont）并在雷德兰兹社区（Redlands Community）从事外科工作的金梅尔（Kimmell）说：“很难不感兴趣，不想出去帮助人们。”“现在是一个破坏性的国家。”哈达德说，当他告诉同事关于他的女儿在海地看到的医疗需求时，他们都跳来跳去，说：``我想帮助。'“
Redlands Community Hospital is sending about 500 pounds of supplies with the team. Kimmell, MacLean-Miller, Kangah and Haddad all said they could not go without the support of the hospital. "Redlands Community Hospital has been so generous - they've given thousands of dollars worth of supplies to the mission," Mickelwait said. When another team went at the beginning of March, they saw more than 1,400 people, Haddad said. "They're going to be working from sunrise to sunset," Mickelwait said.
团队成员are taking different flights to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Howard is coming from Australia - and are flying together to Port-au-Prince. The trip was organized in the past few weeks, and the group was given lists of what to take, Kimmell said. Kangah, a Redlands resident, said it is important to remember how blessed he is. "Giving of yourself is always so powerful," he said. "It's serving God, the way I see it." "We have the service and skills that they need," Kimmell said.
“We'll carry a letter in French explaining what's going on," said Haddad, who lives in Riverside. It is all part of traveling, MacLean-Miller said. "We'll stick together and we're a team," she said. And there is even more of a need because some charity groups have left, Haddad said. "My wife understood where I was coming from," Kangah said. "She said, `Why not?' "