The Georgia 3 Disaster Medical Assistance Team had been trying to get to Haiti since Thursday, but their plane was diverted to an island 90 miles to the north. On Sunday, they boarded a C-130 transport plane to Port-au-Prince.
Disaster assistance teams from Georgia, California and Massachusetts hold a kite-making contest Sunday to pass the time and keep up morale. Days after leaving for Haiti, they still have not been able to get into the field to treat patients.
Melinda Pethel, a medical technician with the Georgia disaster assistance team, carries a baby into the American Embassy in Port-a-Prince on Monday. The baby arrived with a group from a Haitian orphanage.