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    Posted December 5, 2012 by
    The Rockaways, New York
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    'Superstorm' Sandy: Your stories

    DougKuntz and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Sandy's damage across the East Coast
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    Looming Health Crisis in The Rockaways


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     DougKuntz, a freelance photojournalist in New York, read about humanitarian volunteer Alison Thompson in a story about Hurricane Sandy, and learned about her past with other disasters around the world. 'I came to Rockaway and followed her around while she worked. She is a modern-day hero in my eyes.' Kuntz wanted to share her story with CNN 'because the problems in Rockaway are growing, and are not being reported as they should be.' See Kuntz's photos of Thompson here.
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    Third Wave Volunteer, and Medic Alison Thompson, who has jumped head first into some of the worlds worst scenes of death including 9-11, the earthquake in Haiti, and the Tsunami in Sri Lanka gives her take on the looming health crisis in the Rockaways where there is not enough help at this time to avoid serious heath issues for thousands of residents.
    Thompson is a full time humanitarian volunteer, who in 2010, was awarded the Order of Australia, the highest civilian medal awarded by Queen Elizabeth II of England, for her volunteer work and her contribution to humankind.
    Alison Thompson's voice should be heard now while there is still time.

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