Best of Brooklyn: Doctors volunteer to treat patients in Jamaica

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Volunteer medical professionals recently visited Jamaica to help treat patients for free.

Members of the American West Indian Medical Association help to treat patients in Jamaica every year who otherwise could not afford health care.

Organizer Lorna Bryant set up the charity organization in 2013 to help her homeland. 

"When we realized how much is needed, I got very passionate to know that we have so much here that we take for granted and that they don't have," Bryant says.

The volunteers provide everything from oral surgery to medications.

They say the program is important due to the burden waiting lists have on patients who are in need of urgent medical procedures. 

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