Sanford-Brown College's Dallas Campus Offers Aid to Haiti
March 10, 2010
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Sanford-Brown College in Dallas is proud to announce its own Dr. Rick Reed has just returned from volunteering in Haiti.
“What do you say about a place that is devastated with poverty and destruction,” said Dr. Reed, whose patients ranged from small children to elderly adults with injuries resulting in amputations, skin grafts and much more. “The medical personnel who are assisting in the rescue and treatment efforts are being called heroes. In my experience there, I learned that the real heroes are the survivors.”
According to Dr. Reed, the men and women who survived the earthquake have begun to rebuild their lives by helping their neighbors instead of just getting lost in the tragedy. During his time in Haiti, Dr. Reed was moved by many survivors’ stories, including one from a Haitian nursing student who was the only member of her class to survive the earthquake – and stayed in the area to donate her time as a volunteer at the hospital.
And, despite the devastation, there is some good news to report. “Four babies were delivered while were we there, and we helped to provide numerous skin grafts and helped perform more than half a dozen necessary surgeries,” said Dr. Reed. And the need continues.
“Each day, the emergency room and wound care area had more 150 patients in addition to the more than 250 patients in the triage region outside of the hospital,” said Dr. Reed.
Dr. Reed and his team would like to thank Sanford-Brown and its student population for helping raise money toward the effort as well as donating greatly needed medical supplies. Their efforts included fundraisers and student giving which totaled $4,250.00 from Students, family and friends of SBC Dallas.