Friends – The Everest ER team would like to thank you for the outpouring of sympathy during this period of extreme devastation in Nepal, including on Mt. Everest. We are grateful that our team is safe but as you have been reading in the news reports, the destruction is overwhelming. The situation is also still very dynamic with aftershocks and more avalanches around Everest, so we appreciate your continued thoughts and prayers for the victims of this tragedy and for those t…eams that are still on the mountain. Dr. Freer has returned to Kathmandu where she is assisting with the medical relief response and Drs Tullet, Walmsley and Tiwari are working hard in base camp helping with the response there.
Many of you are asking what you can do to help. At this moment, the best assistance is through monetary donations. There are a variety of nonprofits that are collecting aid donations for Nepal such as IMC, UNICEF, Oxfam, and the Red Cross. Everest ER can use your financial assistance as well – our base camp clinic tent was destroyed in the avalanche and much of our communication and medical equipment was damaged. Your funding will help us to replace all that has been lost so that the Everest ER team can continue its mission. Please consider a visit to www.EverestER.org and hit the gold donate button.
We will strive to keep you updated in the days ahead, but as you might expect, communications are still limited for now. Unfortunately we are unable to answer requests we are getting for information about injured or lost parties. Please continue to pray for Nepal. Namaste.