Haitian groups helping newest immigrants from border stretched thin
BROOKLYN — It was late September when a Haitian mother walked into a Flatbush urgent care center seeking medical attention for her 10-day-old infant, born in Texas. The baby’s belly button had grown infected, so Dr. Lynchy Lezeau, a physician at the center, referred the mother to nearby Kings County Hospital.
Both Lezeau and the staff at Kings County soon realized the family’s social needs, including stable housing and money for transportation.
“That’s when the attending was telling me that this is the seventh family with the same story,” said Lezeau, who dug into his personal pockets to help. “I gave them some money to take care of the baby.”
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