Columbia Trauma Team Aids Victims

1 decade 1 year 7 months ago Thursday, February 23 2006 Feb 23, 2006 Thursday, February 23, 2006 5:06:55 PM CST February 23, 2006 in News

In New Orleans, while much of the attention now is focused on rebuilding after the hurricanes, some damage you simply can't repair with a hammer and nails. 

People at a church revival in Baton Rouge, Louisiana are reaching up. For a way to repair what the Gulf Coast hurricanes tore down. Their hammer is hope and their nail is faith.

"Everything can be taken away at any time. We owns nothing, but faith," said hurricane survivor, Joe Campbell.

Joe and Rose Campbell will need that faith as they and their three children cope with the loss of their home.

"Oh my God, it's destroyed. It's just gone. That was the most important thing to me was that I don't have any memories from the past anymore," said Rose Campbell.

Survivors of the Hurricanes can't ignore the high water mark, the sewage that now covers their belongings, but few stop to document the damage.

Some of the people have seen some pretty nasty stuff. They have experienced difficulty sleeping and stress seems to be taking its toll.

Marish Campbell, a 13 year old said, "I had a dream that I was going to die, because my house was about to get broke. When asked how her house got broke she said the rain came and broke it.

Despite the writing on her shirt, for evacuees like 4-year-old Sinai, her life after Katrina has been anything but great.

Sinai even said that when shy cries her mom and dad hit her. Dr. Arshad Husain let her know that isn't right for her parentsw to hit her. 

Dr. Husian, a Mid-Missouri Child Psychiatrist, leads a teams of doctors into disaster areas. The team helps people recognize the symptoms of post traumatic stress.

Here in Louisiana, Dr. Husain's team is seeing what counselors call "secondary victimization."

As volunteers also take on a heavy helping of stress. "I've had stressful jobs in the past but this is a continual grind between 12 and 14 hours a day," said Donald, a Red Cross Volunteer.

 Donald also said, "I don't know if there is a plan in place to help them but I think in our training program we are going to train people to help themselves in this situation."

But for the Campbell family everything is gone but their imaginary tool box and inside is their hammer of hope and their nails which represent faith. 

For the smallest survivors, a group of doctors paving a path of healing beyond where the road ends.

But it's not just dealing with disaster here at home, earlier this year, we followed the trauma team to Sri Lanka and Indonesia to document its work with survivors of the tsunami.

The Columbia based charity that funds the trauma team, The International Medical and Educational Trust is also helping people in Pakistan. It's sending 1,000 pre-fab homes to the affected earthquake areas.

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