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Thank you Chari-T2000’s Auction Sponsors

THANK YOU SPONSORS! We can’t wait to get a jump on our holiday shopping at the 3rd annual Chari-T2000 auction on December 25th! We’ve exceeded our goal of receiving $10,000 in donations, thank you! Tune back in to learn how much the auction raises to go towards this awesome charity We want to thank all our generous sponsors!   Omni Mandaly THERAPY 2000 Robin Jackson Photography Hibiscus Restaurant Tech Support Now C&A Automotive Celebration Restaurant Becks Prime Company Cafe Buffalo Exchange Lure Salon Staples Windsor Travel Corp. CPO Care Audi Dallas Dawndy Flores Yoga AMF Supplies Laura King Yoga Sweet’s Apothecary 3DPT Sync Yoga the MAT Yoga Krama Yoga Center Uptown Yoga The Parlor Salon and Spa Hilton Anatole DeNovo Medical Spa The Houstonian Hotel THERAPY 2000 Central Division THERAPY 2000 IT Department Ashleigh Farley Jerre van den Bent Ana Maria Fernandini Carmen Ojeda Chessa Jones Jennifer Riley Crisann Skinner Julie Schmidt Alice Anderson Nancy Estes Kyle Butler Alex Paris Maicol Nieto Kathy Gamble Edith McCollum Teri Speer Kevin Parma Esther Ibarra Josh Florence Erin Bellue Anne Byrom Folkertje van den Bent-Dijkstra Luz Nereida Shepherd  

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Update from Haiti from Kathy Gamble, PTA

Tara Wisdom, PT, and I landed in Port au Prince, Haiti, two days after the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake, exhausted from our travel. We were volunteering for eight days with Project Medishare at the Bernard Mev hospital, the only trauma center for miles. We joined about twenty-five other volunteers, mainly nurses and doctors from Cincinnati, at the small corrugated hangar for baggage claim and customs, battling our way through the chaotic crowd and even walking on the broken luggage carousel to maneuver our luggage outside to meet our drivers. We inched our way along the dusty road to the hospital, shocked by the number of people still living in tents and fascinated by tap-taps (their colorful public transportation) and people with large baskets on their heads, marveling that traffic c lanes, signals, and even traffic  direction are meaningless. After a brief orientation and tour, we hit the ground running, working with Kristin, a US PT finishing a six-month stint, and two techs who do everything from evals to wound care. We would later meet Fedora, a Haitian and recent Florida PT grad who will eventually head the PT department, for her second week on the job. There were no nurses’ aides; families changed sheets, bathed, dressed, and fed their loved ones, frequently giggling at our initial efforts to help them. Tara and I worked as a team for most of the week, settling into a routine of treating pediatric patients in the morning and adult spinal cord patients in the afternoon. The only soap to be found was brought by volunteers, in our dorm bathrooms; we relied instead on hand gel and gloves, thankfully in abundant supply. Two meals a day were stacked on table in takeout boxes, and yes, I ate my entire goat portion for lunch! […]

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