Gmail had grouped the following messages last week from CNN -- all sent within a few hours of each other -- into a thread:
- CNN Breaking News: Hundreds of thousands of people have died in Haiti's earthquake, the prime minister told CNN today.
- CNN Breaking News: President Rene Preval tells CNN that Haiti lacks capacity to hospitalize quake victims, asks for medical aid.
- CNN Breaking News: R+B singer Teddy Pendergrass has died at age 59, CNN has confirmed.
My husband and I hitchhiked it to port au prince from the domincan republic; the devastation is of incredible magnitude; [X] and I both have family here; his father was pulled from the rubble alive after having been trapped for 16 hours; fractured ribs hand and leg ; his brother and stepmother killed; we are still looking for 2 nephews; [X] and I stay on opposite sides of town since food and water are scarce; we are helping our families to ration; at night we sleep on the roads the only safe place since after shocks are still being felt daily; hospitals have turned away thousands so I care for whomever I can in the meantime; I delivered a baby on the sidewalk this morning; please send this email out to our colleagues and ask them to send whatever resources they can; the various teams deployed have still not covered a large portion of the city that is in need of assistance; I have still not been able to get in contact with my medical mission group for lack of communication.