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Dr Bronwyn Hudson and Dr Kevin Hartley have flown to Nepal to help earthquake survivors. (supplied pic)
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Three staff of the Byron District Hospital have flown to Nepal to give urgently needed medical assistance to thousands in need.

On April 25th, the largest earthquake in 80 years left more than 5000 people dead, and thousands others displaced and in need.

Registered nurse Theresa Missiaen has flown to Nepal to help earthquake survivors. (supplied)
Registered nurse Theresa Missiaen has flown to Nepal to help earthquake survivors. (supplied)

Dr Kevin Hartley, Dr Bronwyn Hudson and Registered Nurse Theresa Missiaen left for Kathmandu on Sunday and will be staying for 10 days to assist in the medical effort with International Medical Relief agency.

Having none of them previously assisted in disaster relief, they will be taking on huge personal and professional challenges, leaving their loved ones at home as they go to the aid of those in need.

Dr Hartley said the group was feeling more than a little trepidation, and definitely stepping out of their comfort zones, but were anxious and eager to help out.

Theresa said she was feeling nervous, afraid and excited.

‘I can’t wait to get on the ground and help those who are so much less fortunate than us,’ she said prior to leaving.

The group has been active in fundraising for the cause, donations can be made through the Go Fund Me website: www.gofundme/theresamissiaen.

They said donations of any amount were appreciated.


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