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College Students Back From Dominican Republic

Posted: January 17, 2010

Manchester Community College students were relieved to be home after spending time in the Dominican Republic when the earthquake hit.

The nursing students and faculty arrived on campus Saturday night.

They were on a medical mission all week and say they felt the quake but had no idea how bad it was.

The students and staff had no internet connection or cell phones -- and only learned about the destruction when they received calls from frantic family members.

"It just felt like, my heart was stopping and I was gonna pass out and I looked at another girl and said do you feel that?" said Christine Doe.

One of the women in the group is from Haiti and her mother is in Port-Au-Prince. She found out only Saturday her mother had survived.