Haiti update: Children's team delivers a healthy baby boy

James Sheard (right) a firefighter-paramedic from Hingham, and Shannon Manzi, an ER pharmacist at Children's Hospital Boston exchange glances upon arrival at the already-occupied mission location late night, Jan 17.  The DMAT 1 team at long last secured secure transit to their mission location to set up a field hospital, but the journey took more than five hours and included hour after hour of delay while the teams stood packed tightly together in idling dump trucks. Credit: Dina Rudick/Globe Staff
James Sheard (left) a firefighter-paramedic from Hingham, and Shannon Manzi, an ER pharmacist at Children's Hospital Boston exchange glances upon arrival at the already-occupied mission location late night, Jan 17. The DMAT 1 team at long last secured secure transit to their mission location to set up a field hospital, but the journey took more than five hours and included hour after hour of delay while the teams stood packed tightly together in idling dump trucks. Credit: Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

After several days of trying to make their way to the site of the devastation in Haiti and get their field hospital set up, the Children’s team is working hard in Port-au-Prince to care for the earthquake victims.

As detailed in this Boston.com article, Children’s Pediatrician-in-Chief, Gary Fleisher, MD, even helped bring some light into a very dark situation when he delivered a healthy baby boy yesterday.

We’ll have more updates on the work of the Children’s team as soon as we have them.