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2008

Unsung Heroes - Dr. Fournier Featured On The Huffington Post

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I knew this would happen. After reports of devastating floods in Haiti and photos of the destroyed cities of Gonaives and Cabaret appeared in the media, Americans opened their hearts to flood victims. Dignitaries and celebrities visited and international relief agencies began the process, once again, of ministering emergency aid. In South Florida, there was an outpouring of support - our own school - the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and our affiliated NGO raised a considerable amount of money for flood relief, including an extraordinary generous gift from Gloria Estefan. In a community frequently fractured by ethnic provincialism, this donation is worth highlighting - a Cuban-American so moved by the crisis in Haiti to make this sort of commitment to the poor folks is unprecedented in our community. Surprisingly, the media did not pick up on this. Sometimes, even the famous can be unsung heroes.

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