Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Haitian Children Now Receiving Care in U.S.

Two children cared for by Project HOPE volunteers onboard the USNS Comfort are now in Boston receiving following-up care.

Dave and Gedline, both seriously injured in the January 12th earthquake are currently being cared for in the U.S. at HOPE volunteers’ home hospitals, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Shriners Hospital for Children Pediatric Burn Center.

Dr. Marjorie Curran, who served onboard the Comfort is helping coordinate the children’s care.

“Gedline is currently an inpatient at MGH right now,” Dr. Curran said. “Dave is staying at a host family's house, and will be treated at Shriners, receiving a bit more plastic surgery and receiving his prosthetic leg and rehabilitation.”

Dr. Curran said both patients are being visited by the volunteers who cared for the children on the Comfort.

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