As he spoke, he stood at the bedside of his other young daughter, who was seriously injured in the quake. Despite her extensive injuries-- broken bones protruding from her legs, one foot almost amputated, a serious head wound-- his daughter had received no medication. The hospital had none to give her. As the father spoke, his little girl moaned and cried in the background. There was nothing he could do to help her.
What's happening in Haiti right now, right at this moment, whatever moment you're reading this, is indescribable and overwhelming. Tens of thousands of people, possibly even a hundred thousand or more, dead. Many more injured, with little or no access to medical care or supplies. Infrastructure demolished, food supplies diminishing, clean water harder and harder to find...
The silver lining on this very dark cloud is this: I can help.
So can you.
All I have to do is click some buttons on my computer.
If you're thinking about doing some button clicking too, remember that every dollar counts. It doesn't matter if you don't have a lot to give. Everyone says that, I know, but I believe it's true. For the many fathers sitting by their daughters' bedsides in Haiti right now, for the mothers and sisters, and brothers, and uncles... every dollar you send means food, or pain relief, or a drink of clean water.
If you're interested in giving to Doctors Without Borders or UNICEF, you can start your clicking right now. There's also an extensive list of charities sending relief to Haiti on the Huffington Post.