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A NURSE TRAVELS TO HAITI”In Her Own Words”Lauren Aichele

Lauren Aichele, RN2 Weeks in Haiti on the USNS Comfort
By Lauren Aichele

After a briefing from the Navy the next morning, we flew from the Naval Base in Jacksonville to Port au Prince, where we arrived at dark. The town looked horrifying with people living in the streets and in whatever shelter they could throw together with sheets, boxes, etc. Rubble littered the dark streets and there were small fires everywhere, which may have been used for cooking or just to have some light. Some speculated they may be burning bodies. The scene was surreal and quite unsettling, and I was happy our bus was guarded at the door by US military staff with guns…Read more…