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Finally In Haiti

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Cheryl Reed

I'm senior editor for publications at the Unversity of Chicago Medical Center and I'm following a team of doctors, nurses and physical therapists to the field hospital we help run outside of Port-au-Prince.

We left Santo Domingo this morning excited to reach Haiti and begin work. But two hours later we were stopped at the town of Jaquimeyes, about two hours from the Haitian border. The village decided to block the road with trees and set off firecrackers. A long line of buses and cars were stopped and drivers were trying to negotiate their way through. After nearly an hour and much negotiation, we finally turned around and went the back roads. We finally arrived at Love A Child orphanage in Fond Parisien at 6 p.m. 

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Lauren Strec said:

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Thank you for having this blog! This entry is on today's "Hot on ChicagoNow:"
http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/hot-on-chicagonow/2010/02/hot-on-chicagonow-february-23-2010.html

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