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The Desarmes, Tsutomu Yamaguchi and Violet Jessop: Three Stories of Amazing Odds

I was reading a BBC article about the Desarmes family, who either consider themselves extremely lucky or incredibly unfortunate, considering they lived in Port Au Prince in January when the 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti. So they left their home

“Hope for Haiti” Benefit Concert to Air Friday

If you’re a child of the ’80s like yours truly, then USA for Africa, “We are the World” and Live-Aid hold a pretty special place in your memory bank. Seeing the world and, in this case, the music community rally

The Hidden Fees of Helping Haiti

The outpouring of aid to Haiti following the earthquake that left the country even worse off than it is normally is heartening. Thanks to our lightning-fast telecom infrastructure, we can send $10 to Red Cross relief efforts on the ground

Podcast Goodness: Organ Donation and The Sun

Good day, sirs and madams… I said GOOD DAY. I hope the sun is shining in your neck of the woods. It’s Friday at SYSK headquarters and things have finally thawed out here in the previously frozen South. If you

Three Perfect Words — Doctors Without Borders

Hello, folks. No doubt everyone is keeping close tabs on the tragedy in Haiti, wherever you are on this big chunk of planet. That’s kind of how things feel to me during times like this… small. Kind of like we

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