Following TEAM RUBICON in Haiti – getting rid of bodies, dead and alive

Team Rubicon is a self-financed and self-deployed group of former Marines, soldiers firefighters, Jesuits, health care professionals currently providing emergency relief in Haiti.  They provide their own security and deal with whatever they find.


Yesterday was the first time in my life that I had to get rid of a dead body.

Today was the first time in my life I had to get rid of a live one.

Fee Fee was discharged from the hospital today; she has no home, family, or friends, appears to be in her 80′ s, and is in full torso splint. We all knew that to put her on the street would mean death, and for some reason all the nursing staff decided she was my responsibility. After feeling helpless for a few minutes we loaded her into the back of a tap tap truck, and I had our driver take us on a wild ride that eventually ended at the missionaries of charity’s convent. Fee Fee is not on the street tonight.

Brother Jim Boynton,SJ

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  1. Supertradmom says:

    Let us keep all these people in our prayers. Blessed Virgin, watch over Fee Fee and her care-givers, and over Brother Jim.

  2. The Astronomer says:

    In the realms of the Blessed, Our Lord is smiling down on TEAM RUBICON

  3. The Astronomer: I think you are right.

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