Team Rubicon continues to amaze, and to represent the efforts of thousands of Americans working in Haiti for the relief of the earthquake victims.
So, we are going to continue with this general scheme of maneuver, using two field teams for triage, treatment, and transport, and a rapidly growing hospital team to provide these patients with definitive medical care. While some of these patients will receive care that makes the difference between life and death, most of the patients we are seeing now are at a point where definitive medical care makes the difference between a lifetime of decreased function, and a lifetime of lost function. We are saving hands and feet, arms and legs, physical function and an economic and personal future in a bare-bones society with no social safety net, where a physical handicap often condemns men and women to lives that are poor even by Haitian standards. And today, we were able to be of service to a baby girl who, God willing, will grow up with two good legs, able to run and play, dance and work, and live a life free of disability, thanks to a motley band of volunteers and the vast outpouring of support from home that makes everything possible. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to say, to everyone who supports Team Rubicon financially, personally, professionally, and most importantly with your continued prayers for our safety and usefulness, THANK YOU so much. If you feel what I felt today, when I saw that baby sleeping in her mother’s arms, then you, like me, although you may have set out to be of service to others, have already received a reward that is greater still. God bless you!
If you can spare $10 or $50 or $100, this group will put it to immediate, efficient and very effective use.