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January 24th, 2010
04:17 PM ET

Amputation Generation

While earthquake survivors are glad they got out of the rubble alive, now they face another challenge: amputation. Many of the injured need at least one limb removed or they'll die, and as CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen reports, being without a limb in Haiti isn't the same as being without a limb in the United States.


Filed under: Elizabeth Cohen • Haiti Quake
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. John Tyler Pennsylvania

    I believe that being without a limb in Haiti isn't the same as being without a limb in the United States. But being dead is the same no matter where you are, so the choice of amputation would be the lesser of the two choices. I would hope this tragedy would raise the awareness of the rest of this hemisphere that the people of Haiti don't deserve this way of life. The American people are going through tough times but nothing like the people of Haiti. The US should do all it can to get these people into a lifestyle comparable to the rest of it's neighbors.

    January 24, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  2. Mrs. Eileen G. Curras widow to Hernandez (WWII)

    I spoke of this situation from day one but I was ignored. I am from Puerto Rico and amputees and People with Disabilities are ignored. Can you imagine Haiti?

    January 25, 2010 at 12:03 am |
  3. Lisa in Salem

    I sit here and wonder what happens to the orphans who have endured these amputations. Most people want to adopt whole children. These babies (of all ages) need to be loved on and given a chance to thrive. Maybe then there will be enough to go back to Haiti and rebuild it to the better place it can become. God Bless those babies.

    January 25, 2010 at 1:15 am |