Veterinarian prepares to help Typhoon Haiyan victimsUPDATED 10:33 PM HST Nov 14, 2013Video Transcript
One veterinarian from Hawaii is preparing for a mission to help victims of the devastating typhoon. He hopes to deliver whatever supplies he can get and assist in basic medical care that's needed throughout the country. Dr. Joseph Edhlund embarked on a similar trip to help with medical supplies soon after the massive Indonesian tsunami wiped out parts of South Asia in 2004... Killing hundreds of thousands. 07:17 iu had airplane I knew good I couldn't not go," His mission starting Monday will take him to Carone islands in Northern Palawan where residents report 80 percent of their structures were badly damaged 08:07 I see people in need lucky in my life if I can help people I want to help sometihgn makes me fee good," Seeing men, women, and children in desperate need with little help is something Edhlund has seen many times before. But it doesn't get any easier. 08:20 relief work worst thing in world.. Miserable conditions you can be in but most rewareding thing to help people,:" Edhlund hopes people in Hawaii will help with donations of medical supplies before he leaves. 3:27 THE MAIN THING WE'RE LOOKING FOR ARE BANDAGE MATERIAL. THERES GOING TO BE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WOUNDS WE'LL BE DEALING WITH THEY'LL BE OPEN WOUND they've BEEN OPEN FOR A WHILE WE WONT BE DOING CLOSING... WE'LL BE BANDAGING AND LAVOGIN SO ALL SORTS OF BANDAGE MATERIAL WILL BE USEFUL. Edhlund is also looking for antibiotics, and other infection fighting medicines. Flashlights and space blankets are also helpful. For more information.... on what they need and how you can help.... call them at Gentle vets 395-3333.