Entries by Randy Gum

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Eleven Days in Haiti: Part 11 of 11: The Final Chapter – Leaving on a Jet Plane

This is the final post of the “Eleven Days in Haiti” series which started here: http://fbcbridgeport.org/eleven-days-haiti-part-1-series-intro.  Be sure to get caught up if you missed a prior post! DAY 10- LEAVING ON A JET PLANE The situation on all fronts is much better today. Team 51 has now completed our mission to assist in disaster relief in the Port-au-Prince […]

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Eleven Days in Haiti: Part 9 – “LIVES SAVED, WHILE YOU WAIT”

This is part 9 of the “Eleven Days in Haiti” series that started here: http://fbcbridgeport.org/eleven-days-haiti-part-1-series-intro.  Be sure to get caught up if you missed a prior post! DAY 7, PART 2- “LIVES SAVED, WHILE YOU WAIT” My shift was not spent entirely in the friendly, tarp-walled, gravel-floored pharmacy. I did assist in oversight of the Oral Rehydration […]

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Eleven Days in Haiti: Part 8 – The Hospital: Armed Guards, Razor Wire, and an Evacuation Plan

This is part 8 of the “Eleven Days in Haiti” series that started here: http://fbcbridgeport.org/eleven-days-haiti-part-1-series-intro.  Be sure to get caught up if you missed a prior post! DAY 7—SUNDAY 2AM-MONDAY 4AM—PART 1 THE HOSPITAL: ARMED GUARDS, RAZOR WIRE, AND AN EVACUATION PLAN I just counted. I have eight pages of hand-written notes about one 24-hour shift in […]

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Eleven Days in Haiti: Part 7 – Roller Coasters, Purpose, and Providence

This is part 7 of the “Eleven Days in Haiti” series that started here: http://fbcbridgeport.org/eleven-days-haiti-part-1-series-intro.  Be sure to get caught up if you missed a prior post! DAY 5—A ROLLER COASTER RIDE OF SORTS Just when you think you might be sensing a routine in this desperate environment that is post-earthquake Haiti, things change once again. Jude, […]

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Eleven Days in Haiti: Part 5 – Fewer Patients, More Serious Illness

This is part 5 of the “Eleven Days in Haiti” series that started here: http://fbcbridgeport.org/eleven-days-haiti-part-1-series-intro.  Be sure to get caught up if you missed a prior post! DAY 3—FEWER PATIENTS, MORE SERIOUS ILLNESS Exhilaration describes the mood throughout much of the medical team as we headed back from the mountain village of Topya. We had held back […]

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Eleven Days in Haiti: Part 4 – Permanent Disaster?

his is part 4 of the “Eleven Days in Haiti” series that started here: http://fbcbridgeport.org/eleven-days-haiti-part-1-series-intro.  Be sure to get caught up if you missed the prior post! DAY 2-PERMANENT DISASTER? I had an interesting conversation with Dan last night at bedtime. I thought about Day 1’s work and wondered, based on that, if we would be […]

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Eleven Days in Haiti: Part 3 – Ziplock Pharmacy

This is part 3 of the “Eleven Days in Haiti” series that started here: http://fbcbridgeport.org/eleven-days-haiti-part-1-series-intro.  Be sure to get caught up if you missed the prior post! DAY 1—ZIPLOCK PHARMACY Awoke at 5:00am, unless you count the numerous times the resident rooster crowed beginning about 3 hours earlier. After loading the vans with supplies, we headed […]

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Eleven Days in Haiti: Part 2 – Arrival In Haiti

This is part 2 of the “Eleven Days in Haiti” series that started here: http://fbcbridgeport.org/eleven-days-haiti-part-1-series-intro.  Be sure to get caught up if you missed the prior post! PROLOGUE, part 2 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2010-ARRIVAL IN HAITI The men stayed at Ed’s place, right next to Dan’s at the lake near Roxboro. We were up at […]