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News - January 29, 2010

Palo Alto doctor assembles team to help Haiti

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by Chris Kenrick

He provided medical help following Hurricane Katrina and the wildfires in San Diego. Now, Palo Alto Medical Foundation physician Enoch Choi feels the call to Haiti.

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Posted by Amy, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 29, 2010 at 9:53 am

Way to go Enoch. Proud to serve on the Palo Alto Community Fund board with you; let us know how we can help.

Posted by Enoch Choi, MD, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 29, 2010 at 10:25 am

We have 13 MD&RNs ready to go 2/15 to 2/21 and United just cancelled our charter flight in. If you have contacts that could fly us in, we could get much more supplies in with us compared to our backup: flying into Santo Domingo. Details you can give anyone with a plane:

2/15 - 2/21
13 MD & RNs from Silicon Valley
lots of supplies, so extra baggage allowance would be helpful
Receiving NGO: Four Square Gospel Church of Haiti
Sending NGO: Abundant Life Christian Fellowship & Palo Alto Menlo Park
Parents Club
On-the-ground-now Logistics in Haiti: and Jordan International Aid

you have my cell, feel free to give them my email and info on the trip at :
Web Link

Posted by Carroll Harrington, a resident of Community Center
on Jan 29, 2010 at 2:27 pm

ALERT: If any of you have connections with anyone who has a private plane, please contact Enoch at <>. Also contact him is you can't get on the Facebook page linked in his posting above. If you have seen the most recent reports from doctors in Haiti, e.g., The Doctors television show <Web Link;, you will see that the medical needs are overwhelming. They have videos posted on this website.

Posted by Mark, a resident of Stanford
on Jan 29, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Be safe out there Dr. Choi! Good luck!

Posted by Mil, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 1, 2010 at 2:59 pm

I commend Dr. Choi and the other physicians and nurses who are planning to go to Haiti. Though Haiti may no longer be under the radar following that devastating earthquake of January 12, the country is going to need a lot of volunteeers of all sorts for many years to come in order to bring some normalcy to the people. As a physician myself of Haitian ancestry, I am part of a group called Friends and Children of Haiti that will be working in partnership with the people of Haiti for the long haul. For anyone who has questions about volunteering in Haiti this summer or in the future, drop me an email:

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