Doctors Without Borders

Friends and colleagues:

I had the great pleasure of spending the week of my daughter Allyson’s wedding in Mexico this past December with my favorite Nephew, Jordan. We shared a hotel room, and hung out the whole week. A great young man who for the past several years has volunteered full time all over the world for Doctors Without Borders. He is a Logistics Field Manager, getting medical supplies and equipment into ravaged parts of the planet and scheduling doctors and nurses from all over the world who donate a week, or a month, of their time to treat the world’s poorest and neediest in some of the harshest places on earth.

Jordan’s assignment for this past year has been Port-au-Prince, Haiti, which as you probably know was just devastated by a huge earthquake. The hospital where he was working yesterday collapsed. I e-mailed him hoping against hope that he was O.K. His short reply to me is below.

If you are able, you can donate $5, or $10, $25, or $100 to this non-denominational, non-partisan volunteer organization that does so much for the weakest people on earth. And boy do they need help now. You can donate in honor of someone, perhaps a loved one, or you can donate in the name of Jordan Wiley. Whoever you donate in the name of will get an e-card with every donation, which, if it’s Jordan, I’m sure will warm his heart in what must be hell on earth at this moment.

Thanks for listening, for anything you are able to contribute, and please forward this e-mail to anyone who may be able to help in this effort:


From: jordan
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 3:33 PM
To: Kevin Wiley
Subject: Re: R U O.K.?

I’m ok. Many many people dead. Our hospital collapsed. Trying to save as many as we can.

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

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