Dr. Maureen's Blog


This is my way of staying connected with friends and family while I travel to Haiti on a medical relief trip. I am so grateful to have an opportunity to help with the devastation in Haiti and expect it to be challenging, intense and most likely a very moving experience. Thank you to everyone who became a part of the effort by donating medical supplies and encouraging me to take this trip. Please send love, humor and support this way because I may need it! Thanks, everybody!
I awoke last night at 1:30 am to the earth shaking violently.  The school classroom where we slept reverberated.  Dogs and roosters immediately barked and crowed intensely.  I wasn’t sure why everyone was staying put, but I woke up my friends and got out of there.  My room was not the norm.  Other rooms had lights on and everyone had run outside. That was the third earthquake in 24 hours, and there was no way I was going back inside to sleep.  I decided to grab my sleeping pad though, and as I approached the steps the ground started to heave again!  We are leaving Haiti on a free UN flight today to Santo Domingo, and I am grateful for that.  Now it hits home how Haitians live in fear of this every day since January 12th.  The rest of the night was relatively peaceful, and today the sun is shining.

I awoke last night at 1:30 am to the earth shaking violently. The school classroom where we slept reverberated. Dogs and roosters immediately barked and crowed intensely. I wasn’t sure why everyone was staying put, but I woke up my friends and got out of there. My room was not the norm. Other rooms had lights on and everyone had run outside. That was the third earthquake in 24 hours, and there was no way I was going back inside to sleep. I decided to grab my sleeping pad though, and as I approached the steps the ground started to heave again! We are leaving Haiti on a free UN flight today to Santo Domingo, and I am grateful for that. Now it hits home how Haitians live in fear of this every day since January 12th. The rest of the night was relatively peaceful, and today the sun is shining.