The following story is from volunteer pilot Tom McLean.
The real story is about the Doctors that we flew over. One that I took over was on her 28th trip, first since the earthquake, these dedicated people are putting theirselves in harms way to help others. One doctor from Massachusetts has made several trips over with his wife, also a doc, he had planned this trip before the quake. In fact his wife had arrived in Haiti the day of the quake. He was unable to find out that she was safe until the next day. He had several anxious hours. A most gratifying sight was the amount of relief materials that are accumulated in the hangars that I saw in Ft Lauderdale and Nassau. I have heard stories about Ft. Pierce having a large amount. The goodness of the American people is overwhelming. Those of other countries as well, when I stopped in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos for fuel there were several planes from Canada. … I can attest to the fact that it was the work of Christians that was delivering Doctors, medical supplies and food to the people of Haiti in their time of great need.
The hangar at FXE with supplies waiting to be carried to Haiti
We threw in the Youth Sleeping Bags on top of the medical supplies
The terminal at Inagua, Bahamas. the southernmost island in the Bahamas chain. We were using it for a fuel stop until they ran out of gas.
Robin Demboski, M. D. with medical supplies unloaded in Cap Haitian
Haiti comes into view, a contrast from the flat islands of the Bahamas
John Quinn, M. D. helping unload supplies in Provo.
Three rescued Haitian babies in Nassau.