I was in so much of a rush to get packed and out to Haiti with my Emergency Response team, I didn't have a chance to tell you I was leaving! I just got in a couple of hours ago and I don't think I've ever been more exhausted! Two Thursdays ago I got the call and had only 48 hours to inform people, pack and make arrangements to fly out. It took me all of a nanosecond to decide to go. I think most of you know I'm a critical care/trauma nurse. Besides my medical training, being raised in South Louisiana gave me the ability to speak the language (Creole French) and also act as a translator. When hurricane Katrina hit my home town several years ago I was residing in El Paso at the time. It took FOREVER (in my mind) and lots of red tape to get there and offer aide, so shortly after I joined a federal medical relief team to be able to be on the front lines shortly after a disaster. I can't even give you a visual of what we saw and experienced in Haiti. I've included a photo of a line of people awaiting medical attention with the deceased being lined up under sheets outside of the clinic. It was one of the most devastating and beautiful experiences of my life. The Haitian people were wonderful to us! Just wanted to let you know I was back and wanted to thank Chris for checking up on me via Rav pm. It's nice to know I was missed Chris! I'm going to try and stay up to knit and cheer on my Saints (Who dat?!!!) for the first time in the Super Bowl, but I don't know if my body will cooperate! Thanks to all of you who have already contributed or will contribute to the relief efforts in Haiti! It DOES make a difference!!
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