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Draped in mosquito nets and pastel sheets, medical missionaries from a church in Clintonville had a gentle awakening to their first full day in Haiti.

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What about the people that need help in Columbus.
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I am a member of that church and I can tell you they help the folks of this city as well. The Haiti mission has been a yearly thing the church does-----but again, they DO programs to help the folks of this city too.
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Thank you for helping..... but here is a question that I've had since the beginning of this disaster. Where in the new do we see, "Haitians flock to assist". Where do we see, "Rural Haitians open homes to homeless from the cities". Or, "Haitians step forward to set up orderly methods of distributing food/clothing/water/medical aid"?

I DO see in the article how upset the people waiting were when the doctor's needed a break!
I don't seem to see a single word about local Haitians assisting one another ---

I can only assume that the local Haitians desire everything handed to them and loudly complain / riot or loot when they don't get what they want when they want it!
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My 2 year old suffered a broken arm this weekend and we were at Children's ER for the day, and let me assure you, there was no shortage of care for my child or any of the other children there for various reasons. Taking a break with my daughter after getting her bone set and casted, we walked through the lobby and there was literally every walk of life there represented. There was an Amish man looking for his sick daughter and wife, there was a samoli family that needed a translater to check in their sick infant and I assure you, every staff member there, from the front desk to the surgeons were kind, giving and extremely helpful (and made no judgements on any of the people there) and this was on a Sunday... so I dont think we are missing out on any type of care by backing these brave medical people that have gone to Haiti to help the people there... I am sure they are braving many issues and will see terrible things while there, but they are there and I say good for them! God Bless them and I hope their stay is successful and safe!

And a huge thank you to Children's hospital ER staff, you were all very kind and wonderful to my little girl. Thank you!
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The team this article follows should be praised. Living in Columbus, I don't think any of us comprehend the conditions the people of Haiti have lived in for so long.

Please understand the people of Haiti have a desire to dig themselves out of poverty, yet they have been neglected the necessities to achieve through years of corruption.

The Haitians have a great spirit and a tremendous will to live. It will be a great challenge for them to rebound from this horrific event, especially when infrastructure and political stability barely exists. However, I believe in the people of Haiti and with help from great people like those detailed in this article, they will come back from this.
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Thank you for helping..... but here is a question that I've had since the beginning of this disaster. Where in the new do we see, "Haitians flock to assist". Where do we see, "Rural Haitians open homes to homeless from the cities". Or, "Haitians step forward to set up orderly methods of distributing food/clothing/water/medical aid"?
I DO see in the article how upset the people waiting were when the doctor's needed a break!
I don't seem to see a single word about local Haitians assisting one another ---
I can only assume that the local Haitians desire everything handed to them and loudly complain / riot or loot when they don't get what they want when they want it!
Dear Unbelievable,
Your rude and insensitive comments truly are unbeleivable...as well as ignorant. You are a person who obviously picks and chooses what you want to see and believe in the news. You add to the ill-will that is generated towards Haiti and the Haitian people by making such broad and unjust statements. There are many stories coming out of Haiti about the generousity, kindness and sharing that is going on among the people of Haiti. You may want to check out the blog spot of a young American couple, one a doctor, one a teacher, who have lived in Haiti for the past year and were there when the earthquake hit. The website is wwww.kimandpatrick.blogspot.com and you might get a completely different perspective on the Haitian people.
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I just wanted to thank my coworkers for the absolutely wonderful job they are doing! They used their vacation time to help these people. Their commitment to helping children in need is never ending. They do not think "Have these people done anything to help me?" before offering help. When someone needs care they are there to help without question. When a human is hurt and needs medical care we are going to help them. PERIOD!
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Heart with Haiti wrote:
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Dear Unbelievable,
Your rude and insensitive comments truly are unbeleivable...as well as ignorant. You are a person who obviously picks and chooses what you want to see and believe in the news. You add to the ill-will that is generated towards Haiti and the Haitian people by making such...
Maybe you missed my point, you have this blog that provides this info - but WHERE in the main stream news - WHERE in this article has any of this been reported. Oh, yes, I always check every blog in the world for my news. Can you show me anything here in the Dispatch that states the local Haitian population is actually trying to assist other local Haitians? NOTHING shows up!
If the paper is to be believed with their reporting about the devastation, the assistance from all the other countries I have to believe them when the report of the looting, the complaints, the lack of any reporting of any of the local Haitians doing anything to assist.
I was asking for info - I will look at the blog - but still, the Haitians are actually assisting each other - WHICH MAIN STREAM NEWS SOURCE HAS REPORTED IT???
Heart with Haiti

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Maybe you missed my point, you have this blog that provides this info - but WHERE in the main stream news - WHERE in this article has any of this been reported. Oh, yes, I always check every blog in the world for my news. Can you show me anything here in the Dispatch that states the local Haitian population is actually trying to assist other local Haitians? NOTHING shows up!
If the paper is to be believed with their reporting about the devastation, the assistance from all the other countries I have to believe them when the report of the looting, the complaints, the lack of any reporting of any of the local Haitians doing anything to assist.
I was asking for info - I will look at the blog - but still, the Haitians are actually assisting each other - WHICH MAIN STREAM NEWS SOURCE HAS REPORTED IT???
Dear Unbeleivable,
I do appreciate you willingness to check out the blog that I suggested and while I have no control over what the media is reporting, at least the TV stations, CNN, MSNBC, etc. had plenty of stories showing Haitians helping Haitians. I have been traveling to Haiti doing medical missions for years and I'm here to tell you that the Haitian people are hardworking, kind and respectful. Unfortunately, the media often picks out people and situations that are the exceptions rather than the rule. Just as there are people in the USA that most of us do want other nations to assume represent all of America, so to in Haiti

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