Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter presents
Team Broken Earth
March 20, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Newfoundland Time
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time
Featured Speaker: Dr Andrew Furey, Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Andrew Furey was shaken upon hearing of the devastation caused by the 7Mw earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010, killing over 200,000 people. That type of destruction is difficult to even fathom. Haiti was in desperate need for help, and Dr. Furey knew his services would be of value. So along with his wife Dr. Allison (who works as a pediatric emergency room doctor), and orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Will Moores, Dr. Furey travelled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to volunteer and do everything possible to help those affected.
Out of this mission, Team Broken Earth was born. There was still so much left to do in Haiti, so Dr. Andrew put together a group of Canadian physicians, nurses, and physiotherapists to provide aid in Haiti over the long term. The commitment from these medical professionals has only grown over the years, making it possible for Team Broken Earth to expand across Canada and continue to help those suffering in Haiti, and more recently, other countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.
Team Broken Earth’s mission is twofold. First, they believe in providing a sustained medical relief effort to those who need it most. They are there until they are no longer needed. Second, Team Broken Earth believes that education creates sustainable, ever-lasting change. Missions to Haiti and beyond have included a wide range of surgeries and medical treatments as well as rural community health missions, orphanage visits, eye clinics, and physiotherapy. Team Broken Earth secured and delivered an ambulance to Port-au-Prince, supplied new equipment to hospitals and clinics, and even helped add a wing to a hospital building. Education and training for local medical professionals is at the heart of everything Team Broken Earth does. Improved healthcare in the countries Team Broken Earth supports is the result they continually strive for.
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Dr Furey's Biography
An orthopaedic trauma surgeon with an uncompromising passion for helping others, Dr. Andrew Furey has made a lifelong commitment to kindness and giving back. Growing up in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Dr. Furey learned the importance of hard work and empathy from his supportive parents and siblings. He took those values and studied for a career in medicine, ensuring that he would be able to help people in their most vulnerable of times each and every day.
Dr. Furey’s dedication to medicine and philanthropy led him to spearhead the non-profit organization Team Broken Earth in 2010, following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January of that year. Dr. Furey organized a task force of Canadian physicians, nurses, and physiotherapists to travel to the affected areas and offer medical support and training.
Since that time, Team Broken Earth has grown to include teams all across the country, but that doesn’t mean it takes up all of Dr. Furey’s time. He remains very active in the local St. John’s community, attending and organizing various charity events. He also does work with the Liberal Party of Canada, teaches at Memorial University, and most importantly to him, raises three beautiful children with his wife Allison.
Ultimately, Dr. Andrew Furey’s ambitions lie with making a true positive impact on the world. Helping those who need help most, both locally and internationally, continues to drive Dr. Furey forward.