Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) — A man pulled alive from the rubble of a building in Haiti’s capital Monday may have been trapped since the January 12 quake that leveled much of the city, doctors reported.
The 28-year-old man, identified as Evan Muncie, was found in the wreckage of a market where he sold rice, his family told staff at a University of Miami field hospital. He suffered from extreme dehydration and malnutrition, but did not appear to have significant crushing injuries, the doctors said.
“He was emaciated. He hadn’t had anything in quite some time. He had open wounds that were festering on both of his feet,” said Dr. Mike Connelly, of the university’s Project Medishare. The people who brought him to the hospital said they found the man while digging out the marketplace, Connelly said. Click HERE to continue reading…
Nearly a month after HAITI fell prey to the most devestating earthquake in the tiny island nation’s history, the country remains a ruin and its people struggle to survive. CNN has assembled an amazing photo essay on the state of life (and death) in Port-au-Prince that can be viewed HERE.
*Click HERE to donate to the RED CROSS Haitian relief effort.
ST buddy SHEPARD FAIREY has teamed up with his STUDIO NUMBER ONE (creaters of the “Hope For Haiti” CD cover) designers CLEON PETERSON and CASEY RYDER to create a new poster for HAITI relief based on a photo by TAO RUSPOLI. The $50 signed and numbered edition goes on sale at an unannounced time on Friday, February 5th at Obeygiant.com, with all proceeds from the sales going to ARTISTS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE:
“Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ), established in early 2009, is a fundraising effort founded by Paul Haggis and friends that encourages peace and social justice and addresses issues of poverty and enfranchisement in communities around the world. Over the past year, APJ has directed its efforts to raising enough funds to fully sponsor three schools in Haiti in support of the initiatives of Father Rick Frechette and his team. These schools aren’t just a place to learn but provide for a hot meal, clean water and a chance at the future to children who desperately need it. Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, APJ has focused its efforts on raising much needed dollars for emergency aid in the ravaged country that is only a few hours from our shores.”
ST‘s own SHEPARD FAIREY has teamed up with his design studio STUDIO NUMBER ONE to create and release a signature T-Shirt to raise money for Haitian relief. Priced at $15 and available through CAFE PRESS, 100% of the shirt’s proceeds with benefit UNICEF, which provides direct aid to displaced Haitian children an helps reunite orphaned children with their family members.
***Please don’t forget you can contribute funds immediately to the RED CROSS by texting “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to their relief efforts in Haiti.
An earthquake of unprecedented scale has struck and devastated the tiny island nation of HAITI. Hundreds of thousands are expected dead while a similar number probably remain inured. Please reach out to the RED CROSS to donate all you can to relief efforts today…