By Jennifer Browning
More than a month after the January 12th earthquake, Project Medishare volunteers continue providing care for those affected by the disaster. Now you can show your support of these heroes of Haiti by purchasing items from Project Medishare’s online store. Purchase an earthquake relief wristband or a Save Haiti Project Medishare T-shirt to raise money and raise awareness for Project Medishare’s relief efforts.
Get the official wristband worn by the Heroes of Haiti! Project Medishare’s doctors were the first on the ground after the earthquake and they are working around the clock to save lives. The wristband is a replica of the official wristband worn by our doctors and nurses on the ground in Haiti saving lives. The wristbands have been donated, so 100% of your purchase will help fund earthquake relief efforts. Many lives have been lost to this tragedy. But many have been saved by our heroic medical teams on the ground in the initial phase of relief efforts. Most of these patients will require ongoing care and, with your support, our teams will be there to provide it. Purchase a wristband for friends, family, and colleagues as well as for yourself to show your support each day for our doctors’ heroic efforts in Haiti. Click here to purchase your earthquake relief wristband for $5 today.
What do Shaquille O’Neal and Romero Britto have in common? The SAVE HAITI: Project Medishare T-shirt also available online. Immediately after the quake rumbled Port-au-Prince, Miami Beach artist Romero Britto offered to donate and design our Save Haiti logo on these one-of-a-kind T-shirts. For $25, you can be like Shaq and wear a SAVE HAITI: Project Medishare T-shirt, or for $50 you can own a LIMITED EDITION SAVE HAITI: T-shirt autographed by Romero Britto himself! Like the wristbands these T-shirts have been generously donated, so 100% of your purchase funds relief efforts in Port-au-Prince. Click here to purchase your Save Haiti T-shirt today!
Many celebrities and athletes have shown support or endorsed Project Medishare’s relief efforts. Maya Angelou, Lenny Kravitz, Samuel Dalembert, Kobe Bryant and many others joined together to raise awareness. NBA star Alonzo Mourning recently received the NBA’s Legend of the Year award for his work in Haiti with Project Medishare. Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade joined Mourning in forming the Athletes Relief Fund for Haiti and so far has raised $1 million. Recently awarded Best International Female Vocalist and Best International Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards last week, Lady Gaga announced her support for Project Medishare on February 4. All Lady Gaga’s Haiti Relief T-shirt sales from her “Gaga for Haiti” campaign will go to benefit Project Medishare relief efforts in Haiti. Are you Gaga for Haiti? Click here to purchase one of her Haiti Relief T-shirts.
Want to learn more about healthcare in Haiti? Produced by Kimberly Green, “Once There Was A Country” examines the causes of the healthcare crisis in Haiti at the beginning of the 21st century and provides examples on how innovative, self-sustaining healthcare programs can alleviate poverty and disease in the most isolated regions of Haiti. Narrated by Maya Angelou and Guy Johnson, this documentary film is about the turmoil and triumph in Haiti, and features Project Medishare’s Community Health Program in Thomonde. Click here to purchase this very informative documentary and share it with friends and family in your community to spread the word about Haiti’s healthcare crisis.
Project Medishare’s Co-founder Dr. Arthur Fournier writes his memoir about battling the AIDS epidemic in his book “The Zombie Curse: A Doctor’s 25-year Journey Into the Heart of the AIDS Epidemic in Haiti.” Fournier sends out a cry from the front lines about the overwhelming role poverty plays in the spread of AIDS. His awakening came in the early 1980s when, as a faculty physician at the University of Miami Medical School, he saw AIDS spreading through the city’s Haitian population. Dr. Fournier not only chronicles the story of a horrible disease, but also gives tribute to the abundant courage, resilience, and dignity of those beset by tragedy. Purchase this book online to learn more about Dr. Fournier’s journey.
The cost of rescue, recovery and rebuilding efforts are mounting rapidly and additional support is desperately needed. As we move forward in our relief efforts, we need to purchase artificial limbs for amputees, live-saving antibiotics and other medicines, as well as provide physical therapy for those injured by last month’s quake. Click here to make an online donation to Project Medishare’s earthquake relief fund.