Do what you can

Today on the blog is a link to Doctors Without Borders, an organization helping with the devastation caused by this week’s earthquake in Haiti.

Matt DeHaven

Many of you know Matt DeHaven, the older brother of two of my oldest and best friends, Cathy and Steve. Matt was an emergency room physician and had hoped one day to become part of a Doctors Without Borders team providing medical assistance to people in need. Matt’s life was cut short by a devastating brain tumor and he died in December at the age of 50.

The DeHaven family dedicated their lives to helping others, from the missionary work of their physician- and hospital-administrator parents in India (where Steve and Cathy were born and Matt spent his early childhood years) to the careers chosen by their children. Today Cathy is a primary care physician and Steve is an informatics nurse (a specialty that combines nursing skills with computer expertise).

Please join the spirit of DeHaven family by offering what financial help you can to ease the suffering in Haiti. And after this disaster, remember that the need goes on and Doctors Without Borders’ work will continue.

Your gift today will support emergency medical care for the men, women, and children affected by the earthquake. Please give as generously as you can to this organization’s Haiti Earthquake Response and help them save lives.

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One thought on “Do what you can

  1. What a great tribute, Ellen. The DeHaven family appreciates your heartfelt, and well articulated, words.

    Love from Iowa,

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