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January 28th, 2010
05:26 PM ET

Dr. Jane's Journal from Haiti

Program Note: Tune in tonight for Anderson's conversation with Jane Aronson in Haiti. AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.

Dr. Jane Aronson
Worldwide Orphans Foundation

Editor's Note: Jane Aronson is a board-certified general pediatrician and pediatric infectious diseases specialist with a faculty appointment at the Weill Cornell Medical College as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. She specializes in adoption medicine.She is also the Founder and CEO of Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO), a not-for-profit organization that provides direct services to orphans abroad since 1997.

Dr. Jane in Haiti – Journal Day # 1
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I am currently in a guest house on the top of the city of Port-au-Prince. This is a very exquisite part of Haiti and was, for the most part, untouched by the earthquake. A journalist from New York recommended this guest house and it’s great…we even had showers....the water was hot, but sparse and I felt great after the long and very hot day. There was a point in the day just before lunch when I felt a bit faint because it was in the 90s and I was out walking without a cap and I was tired from the long night flight from Newark. We flew care of a benefactor who supports WWO and other charities on a private jet with doctors from Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Partners in Health (PIH), co-founded by Dr. Paul Farmer. Coincidentally, there were film makers on the plane who are doing a documentary for PIH and one of them made the film used for me at the Glamour event....quite a surprise to both of us to be seeing one another at 2 am in Newark.

Read the rest of her journal entry here...

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  1. Kristine

    If I can be of assistance, perhaps further down the road when more accurate details to the need for prosthetics is apparent, please, let me know. During week one I began to collect information pertaining to this particular subject when I heard reports about the many amputees for lack of immediate care. Even though I am not a member of the medical field, however as an artist and mother my skills as a sculptor and poet will be made available to you. Just email me.

    January 28, 2010 at 6:09 pm |

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