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Mother and daughter nursing team goes to Haiti

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PASCO, Wash;--   The desire to help all of those who are struggling in Haiti has reached another family in the Tri-Cities.

30-years of nursing experience, a full day of packing, and a couple of phone calls later, Heather Hill and her daughter Darcy are ready to hit the air and land in a country rocked with devastation.

"I can't let my mind wander to the fear because that could paralyze a person from really doing what they need to do," Hill said in an interview today.

They will stay at an orphanage where long time friend Patty Thomas from Kennewick works and says they are in dire need of medical help as more new children come threw their doors injured, and without family.

"At best in Haiti these kids arrive malnourished, with tuberculosis, with horrible diseases and let's compound that with this horrible trauma of maybe injuries, broken bones, lacerations, loss of parents," she said.

With such great need in Haiti, the mother and daughter nursing team hope their efforts can make a difference.

Heather and Darcy have packed about 50-pounds of food and supplies for themselves and for the children at the orphanage. They plan to stay in Haiti for a week to help their friend Patty nurse the children back to health. 

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