RECOVERY IN NEPAL AFTER THE EARTHQUAKES
Doctors in Kathmandu and Chicago have been collaborating for five years. Now they are working together to help the many injured people after the quakes and aftershocks in Nepal.
At Nepal Orthopaedic Hospital in Kathmandu, doctor Victoria Brander said, "We'll get you another blanket," to a man sitting outside in the rain, where he had been waiting a week for trauma surgery for a fractured leg.
"Oh thank you, I appreciate it," he said. "Give it to that lady because she’s got less."
Doctor Scott Cordes said, "What’s been uplifting is how supportive the people are and how they’re drawn together to overcome what’s happened to them."
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"With help of my company and some of my abroad friends, I had raised some funds for providing relief materials to victims. And in few days I am personally going to visit around the village to check whether raised funds are being utilized effectively or not."
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"You couldn't really see the avalanche until it was literally coming right through the clouds right on top of you," said Matt Moniz, a teenage mountaineer who survived the avalanche on Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) on April 25th.
"After the avalanche, I kinda took a step back and (realized) 'Wow, we are simply just guests in these mountains,'" he said. "You really have no control."
Now he is leading a fundraising effort to aid survivors of Nepal's quake. A thousand people will port supplies to remote areas in the Himalayas before flights are cut off by monsoon season starting in June.
Moniz and fellow climbers are collaborating with wealthy people associated with his mountaineering sponsors to carry out the project. Helicopter drops will not be enough.
His father, Mike Moniz said, "Standing on top of Mount Everest -- I've done it and it's an amazing feeling -- but it's a very personal and a very self-gratifying experience. It does nothing to change the planet we're on ... and there's a lot of people who are suffering right now.
"So now is not the time to climb, now is the time to help."___________________________________________
per Pauline Firozi Chicago Tribune
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