A group of paramedics at St. Claire’s Hospital in Manhattan are drinking coffee and listening to the news about the devastating earthquake that just hit northern Pakistan. 75,000 have been killed; over a million are homeless. The U.N. Secretary General is pleading for help. Some of them exchange glances.
Five days later, a US Navy helicopter drops of 13 health professionals from NYC in Suyan, Pakistan. NYC Medics is born.
Photo: Matthew McDermott
2018 – Present
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