While visiting a make-shift orphanage called 'future' to do intake examinations, I discovered an urgent need. 83 mostly barefoot children running around on a field of stones, metal shards and broken glass that had once been a junk yard but was now where they lived and played. These 83 were the survivors of the collapse of three other orphanages in the earthquake that once housed between 300 and 400 orphans. Only these 83 survived the quake. They were being housed in a few tents and on this day they were having their first hot meal in weeks. So I set up a tetanus clinic right on the spot to see to it that tetanus does not become one of their problems in the future.
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