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Ca. doctor to resume relief work in Haiti

Posted: June 15, 2010 4:51 p.m.
Updated: June 16, 2010 4:51 p.m.
 

San Diego, Calif.-- Dr. Carolle Jean-Murat, cofounder of the Angels for Haiti Project, will return to Haiti, the land of her birth on Thursday, July 1 to continue assisting the disaster relief effort.

The San Diego OB/Gyn surgeon and intuitive healer has helped coordinate a team of 50 doctors, dentists and other emergency medical professionals to accompany her.

"This multi-disciplinary team is giving their time and donating their vacations to help relieve the ongoing needs and suffering of Haitians: men, women and children-- especially children," Dr. Jean-Murat said. "As they face the 2010 hurricane season without their houses, schools, jobs and families, and for some, without their arms or legs-- all lost during the devastation of the earthquake-- their greatest hope is for others to continue to help them."

The Angels for Haiti Project focuses especially on children.

"In addition to the medical relief efforts, we'll be sponsoring the International Children's Day of Peace while in Haiti," Dr. Jean-Marat said. "The kids will experience one day free from their concerns and worry.

"They'll have fun all day long and we will feed them breakfast and lunch. This is our ninth year putting on this event. The children look forward to it like an American child would look forward to a day at Disneyland.

"As we continue to address new medical emergencies and to follow up on earlier ones, we see mounting evidence that much of the population is severely traumatized from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) much like our own U.S. returning military veterans.

"We are going to address this medical problem by training local Haitians in PTSD relief therapies. We want to be able to leave a lasting effect that will empower earthquake sufferers to regain their full strengths and capabilities."

According to Dr. Jean-Marat, the International Children's Day events will cost $10.00 per child. Between 3000-5000 children are expected to attend. Additionally, PTSD therapy training will costs $150.00 per trainee, by Dr. Jean-Marat's estimate.

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