Theodore Held


As interviewed by Isaac Held, March 19, 2019
"As I mentioned, the hospital didnít have electricity or running water, and most of the windows had been destroyed by the wind, and the rooms have all been flooded, so they were covered with mud and muck and debris""
Theodore Held

Introductory Profile: About Theodore Held

My dad, Theodore Held went to the Philippines when he was 48 years old. He went as a doctor to help the victims of typhoon Haiyan. He went to three cities: Tacloban, Manila, and Carigara. I interviewed him about his experience in the Philippines . He stayed for five weeks, and saw a lot while he was there. He worked in a mobile hospital, helping and searching for any injured people he could find. He came across many problems with electricity and resources, and he found different ways to overcome them. He said that every place he visited in the Philippines showed effects of the storm. When he left he said he felt he made a difference.
Some time later he went back to check on the situation, and saw that a lot had improved, electricity was back and everything was being rebuilt, with a lot of people helping, and that there was less sign of the storm.