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Medical teams leave Wilmington for Haiti

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A group of local doctors and nurses are volunteering their time to help to Haiti. Medical teams packed their bags and took off for Haiti early this morning.

Four private planes donated by a North Carolina oil company and farm helped make this relief effort possible. Suitcases were packed full of water and medical supplies. The group will work about 80 miles north of Port-au-Prince.

This is not the first relief effort to a foreign country for some of the doctors, but they say you can never fully prepare for a mission like this.

"It's a very humbling experience," surgeon Hugh Daniel said. "The trivial things that we complain about you realize how trivial they are. It's a reality check for me."

The doctors are expected to return to Wilmington Sunday.

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