This Blog serves as two things: a photo-diary of our lives between 2007 and mid 2011, when we saw some incredible things and met some amazing people; and a reflection of our more normal lives since then.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Sierra Leone screening

This is not an easy blog to write, so I'm letting the following websites write it for me.

Old man killed in Sierra Leone stampede: An elderly man was trampled to death and a dozen people hurt in a stampede in Sierra Leone for free medical screening from the Mercy Ship floating hospital, doctors said on Tuesday. Click here for more.

Patients injured in Mercy Ships medical screening: Mercy Ships is deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred today during medical screening at the Freetown National Stadium when a crowd stormed the gate resulting in several injuries and one life lost. Click here for more.

Stampede at Stadium: 1 killed, 12 injured: Doctors at Connaught hospital have confirmed the death of an aged man after a stampede at the National Stadium in Freetown following a mad rush for free screening from the medical charity, Mercy Ships. Twelve people have also been hospitalized. Click here for more.

Many of our crew are still shocked and shaken by the event. Please pray for recovery, and that we can quickly make contact with those who need the specialist surgery that we can provide. Olly

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