Chicago-area doctor part of first relief team in Bahamas town devastated by Hurricane Dorian – Chicago Tribune (by Elaine Chen) – HumanityFirst

Chicago-area doctor part of first rel...

Chicago-area doctor part of first relief team in Bahamas town devastated by Hurricane Dorian – Chicago Tribune (by Elaine Chen)
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on September 17, 2019 |
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Dr. Kaleem Malik, a Chicago-area emergency medicine doctor, was cleaning up debris in a clinic on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas when he saw a newspaper dated mid-August, he said.

“The headline was ‘Abaco remembers Hurricane Floyd 20 years ago,’” and the article was about how residents were continuing to recover from the 1999 natural disaster, Malik said. The irony was that “within days of this publication, they’re hit with the absolute worst hurricane that superseded Hurricane Floyd,” Hurricane Dorian.

Malik, a Burr Ridge resident, was the medical lead of a team of volunteers with relief organization Humanity First and returned Monday from the Bahamas.

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