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Updated: 07/24/2013 08:05:04AM

Local office hears from Haiti

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HERALD PHOTOS BY BARBARA BEAN-MELLINGER
Physician’s assistant Joni Thompson, left, and Dr. Douglas H. Joyce of Joyce Vein and Aestheticc Institute met with Hope for Haiti operations director Cathy Grassi, right, and president and CEO Tiffany Kuehner to see how the items the office collects are being used.

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Unused plastic tubs from Joyce Vein and Aesthetic Institute’s surgical kits make up the base of birthing kits, which are distributed to rural midwives in Haiti.

By BARBARA BEAN-MELLINGER

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Sometimes it helps to see how your efforts are making a difference.

The staff at Joyce Vein and Aesthetic Institute in Punta Gorda has been collecting items for Haiti ever since the 2010 earthquake devastated the island. At first it was anything and everything the people needed, from basic supplies to wheelchairs.

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