On Monday, Jan. 24, the Emmy Award-winning syndicated series "The Doctors" (check local listings) discusses the progress made in Haiti one year after the 7.0 earthquake devastated the area. Reconstructive and plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon reunites with Emmanuel, the young boy whose severe head wound he surgically mended in the wake of the devastation.
"I think it shows how great the people of Haiti are. Here is a kid who lost both his parents in the earthquake and he's living in an orphanage. He's trying to make the best of all of this with a big smile on his face," says Dr. Ordon.
On Jan. 24, 2010, Dr. Ordon, along with ER physician Dr. Travis Stork, OB-GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson and pediatrician Dr. James Sears, arrived in Haiti with more than 7,000 pounds of much-needed medical supplies, specifically earmarked for those aid organizations that requested them. The doctors worked non-stop throughout their six-day stay, utilizing their medical knowledge and skills to help treat as many people as possible in the short period of time.
"We made a small dent," says Dr. Masterson, "and that felt great."
"The Doctors" also highlights some of the positive improvements made in the region one year later, as well as the still present deadly outbreak of cholera that remains due to a lack of clean drinking water.
Watch Dr. Ordon in Haiti reunite with his young patient, Emmanuel, to see how well the boy has recovered from his head wound: