Aid efforts are nonetheless underway in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
In Florida, many teams, together with native and state leaders are working collectively to assist the island. The Tampa Bay Rays and Moffitt Most cancers are additionally offering assist to these in Puerto Rico impacted by the hurricane.
State Consultant Janet Cruz stated when she reached out to the Tampa Bay Rays for assist getting provides to the island, they responded saying they needed to do much more. In order that they chartered a aircraft and packed it with provides and Rays volunteers.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher and Puerto Rico native, Xavier Cedeno, and his household are a part of the volunteer effort and plan to remain there for some time.
Moffitt Most cancers Middle, together with Ponce Well being Sciences College and the College of South Florida, all say they too needed to step in to assist, by preserving most cancers tissues samples.
Consultant Cruz stated the devastation on the island is worse than most individuals understand.
“So in the event you’re listening to that provides are getting there, I can inform you that in Ponce they’re allowed or rationed a half a cup of water per day,” Cruz stated.
Cruz stated she even gave a lady the footwear off her ft who was staying at a shelter.
Medical officers on the journey stated it’s important for them to protect essential most cancers analysis. Additionally they introduced again some most cancers sufferers to allow them to obtain the right remedy.