My name is Caroline Yoon and I am a Head & Neck Surgeon. I work in the Clear Lake area near NASA in areas that were directly affected by the hurricane. I have been surrounded by water with no means to get out except with my son's Power Ranger flotation devices which will probably not get me too far. While on house arrest, my sister and I were thinking of ways to help, either directly or indirectly. I have never created a Gofundme page or any other fundraising campaign. I am relying on the internet and this Gofundme page to help those I know directly and the American Red Cross and the multiple other wonderful institutions to help those I do not.
In the operating room, I feel like a hero sometimes but I realize quickly that it is not heroic to use the facilities that have been given to you. It is your duty.
Thank you for your generosity. The donations given will be placed into my personal bank account and then I will write checks as gifts to the families in need. If there is adequate raised, I will buy supplies for the many shelters near me that are in need. This fund will be FULLY spent on those who have lost something significant during this hurricane, with priority on those who have no home to return to. I will focus on food, clothing and shelter and to help the children return to school in the best way possible.
Specifically, I already have a list of at least 2 families who have lost their entire home and belongings, including a member of the medical staff and my son's elementary public school teacher.
I still believe in the kindness of people.
As Rumi once said "Only through the heart can you touch the sky."
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