Saturday, March 13th, 2010...20:41

Haiti

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Shortly after charges were dropped, I accepted a job as media coordinator for Merlin. They’re an emergency medical relief charity who responded to the Haiti earthquake by setting up a field hospital in what was a tennis court in one of Port au Prince’s worst hit areas, Delmas 33.

Part of my role was to spark media interest in what Merlin were offering – a surgery specific relief effort that combined plastic surgery with orthopaedic surgery. So not only could a patient have their crush injuries seen to, but someone was around to make things useable. I witnessed so many acts of miracle performed by Merlin’s surgeons and nurses. And was privileged to be part of a team that had so much heart. One of the surgeons told me that he couldn’t stay in Britain when he had the skills to make a difference in someone’s life.

I’ll expand on this soon. Until then, here’s a small photo gallery of the people I got to know in Haiti. I miss them all.

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