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Local Nurse Assisting In Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts

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(WLNS) -  After Typhoon Haiyan's death toll topped 4,000 and more than 4 million people were displaced, a nurse from Sparrow Hospital decided she needed to do something.

So she headed over the Philippines with the Registered Nurse Response Network, a volunteer group that provides disaster relief all around the world.

6 News spoke to the nurse, Ashley Forsberg before she left the country and stayed in touch with her.

Forsberg has been treating patients and helping those who have lost nearly everything because of Typhoon Haiyan.

She says the need for aid and funding is still dire and says what struck her most is the resilience of the people she treats.

"I'm the one that wants to thank them for being upbeat and smiling. I'll be taking a set of vitals on a patient, and the patients that are waiting to be seen are fanning me because they see that I'm dripping sweat. You don't experience that in most settings," said Forsberg.

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