Caption: Carmen Maria Romero & Isabel Maria Romero, Credit: Romero Family
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Carmen Maria Romero & Isabel Maria Romero 

One Year After the Quake: "Las Twins"

From: Under the Sun
Series: Under the Sun: Haiti Stories After the Quake
Length: 09:20

Carmen Mario Romero was one of the four medical workers in Haiti whose voices you heard in "After the Quake: Patients and Healers." We followed the story of Romero after the earthquake, when she made the decision to permanently move to Haiti to devote herself to aid efforts there. Before she left, she'd never been apart from her identical twin for longer than a week. Read the full description.

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Carmen Maria Romero was one of the four medical workers in Haiti whose voices you heard in After the Quake: Patients and Healers. She’s a physical therapist who had already been volunteering in Haiti for ten years, and who traveled there last January to help with the relief efforts.

Romero was so moved by the suffering and the resilience of her patients that she decided to quit her job and relocate to Haiti.

She has an identical twin, Isabel Maria.  Growing up, they were inseparable.  Carmen and Isabel went to the same college and studied physical therapy.  After that, their paths diverged somewhat.  Still, they had never been apart for longer than a week before Carmen decided to go to Haiti.

Listen to Carmen and Isabel talk about Carmen’s experiences doing relief work, her decision to leave, and how that affected the sisters’ relationship.

 

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Carmen Maria Romero was one of the four medical workers in Haiti whose voices you heard in After the Quake: Patients and Healers. She’s a physical therapist who had already been volunteering in Haiti for ten years, and who traveled there last January to help with the relief efforts.

Romero was so moved by the suffering and the resilience of her patients that she decided to quit her job and relocate to Haiti.

She has an identical twin, Isabel Maria.  Growing up, they were inseparable.  Carmen and Isabel went to the same college and studied physical therapy.  After that, their paths diverged somewhat.  Still, they had never been apart for longer than a week before Carmen decided to go to Haiti.

Listen to Carmen and Isabel talk about Carmen’s experiences doing relief work, her decision to leave, and how that affected the sisters’ relationship.

 

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