This is the second part of a two-part series of audio slide shows a recent trip to Haiti that Colorado Springs-based Orthopedic Surgeon Rick Meinig organized to help treat severe injuries in Port au Prince after the January 12 earthquake. To watch Part 1 and to learn more about it, click HERE.

DISCLAIMER: SOME OF THE IMAGES OF INJURIES IN THIS SLIDE SHOW ARE INCREDIBLY GRAPHIC AND SOME VIEWERS MAY FIND THEM DISTURBING. We present them here because we believe they illustrate both the importance of the life-saving work that Meinig and his team performed and the incredible humanity of the Haitians they treated. If you would like to listen to the AUDIO ONLY, click the green play button on this streaming player above the slide show.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

To donate to Jim Smith’s Heath 4 Haiti, you can click HERE.

(As always, we greatly appreciate your feedback in the comments or at Thanks!)


6 Responses to A Surgeon’s Journey in Haiti, Part 2

  1. Nancy Wilsted says:

    Thanks for this story, and thank you to Rick’s entire team.

  2. Mary Rodas says:

    Hi Noel,

    This two part series is stunning. Thank-you for publishing this team’s generous gift. I’m also glad to know about a local fund (Jim Smith) that is accepting donations.


  3. Pat (RD)and Cliff Gordon(RN) says:

    Oh my God. I have watched the news and Dr. Sanjay Gupta. They don’t tell it like it really is in the trenches. Thank you and God Bless you. You and Dr. Jim are in our prayers and pockets too. 🙂

  4. […] will walk us through images of some of the remarkable surgeries he and his team performed.Click HERE for Part 2.(Thanks so much for your feedback in the comments below or by email: […]


Getty Images
October 26, 2016 | NPR · The company posted a profit of nearly $22 million for the third quarter, the first quarterly profit since 2013. Tesla attributes the good results in part to new stores.

Getty Images
October 26, 2016 | NPR · The Cubs ace Jake Arrieta kept Indians batters off balance, and his teammates collected timely hits to even the Series at one game apiece.

AFP/Getty Images
October 26, 2016 | NPR · “We need to clean this up,” one aide wrote after President Obama said he had learned of Hillary Clinton’s private email server “through news reports.”

Arts & Life

Courtesy of Paula Sprenger and Carter McCormick
October 26, 2016 | NPR · Filmmakers Carter McCormick and Paula Sprenger recently wrapped up a month as artists-in-residence at Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles west of Key West. No phone, TV, Internet or other people.

Getty Images/EyeEm
October 26, 2016 | NPR · Good guys, bad guys, cops and intrigue — it’s all part of the world of Latino noir fiction. Author Carmen Amato takes us on a tour of the genre.

Toronto Star via Getty Images
October 26, 2016 | NPR · Nope. It’s not eye of newt and toe of frog. But food — and its connection to dead loved ones — does play a starring role in the major Pagan holiday Samhain, which coincides with Halloween.


October 26, 2016 | WXPN · The latest record from M.C. Taylor’s band is a stylistically eclectic road album about the need to get back home. Hear the conversation and performance.

AFP/Getty Images
October 26, 2016 | NPR · “They are my confidantes,” the French-born singer-songwriter says. He speaks to NPR’s Robert Siegel about his current U.S. tour, his early days in New York and his role as an Armenian ambassador.

Courtesy of the artist
October 26, 2016 | NPR · Anderson .Paak’s storytelling is a dream snapped back to reality, while Knxwledge’s blaxploitation-inspired production is a time capsule set to music.

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac