It’s been almost five months since the Haitian earthquake killed more than 300 thousand people, and some fear Haiti’s recovery is being forgotten.
Drive through downtown Port au Prince and you’ll see signs of normalcy such as vendors on the streets selling their goods.
But just across the way, a sea of white and blue — the tent cities — a reminder that the journey to recovery is far from over.
Project Medishare’s field hospital continues to see more than 500 patients a day thanks to a rotating group of doctors, nurses, physical therapists and other volunteers.
And the country is still attracting humanitarian aid from citizens back in the US. Miami heat coach Erik Poelstra, along with superstars, Alonzo mourning and Tim Hardaway donated 25 thousand dollars to the University of Miami’s non-profit organization founded by Dr. Barth Green.
“This is going to be ongoing process to continue to rebuild this country” Mourning said.
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These relief workers have worked tirelessly through some tough scenarios — flooding and even a lightning strike.
As Dr Green explains, “This week we are moving to a place called Bernard Mev, which is an older hospital, a community hospital that we’ve spent the last several weeks hardening up.”
This new site will be home to the Caribbean country’s first critical care hospital.
The site sounds promising but what happens to the discharged patients who have no home to return to?
As one patient tells, “For now, this tent is more important than a house.”
Living day to day, a way of life for a country struggling to survive.