Biggs: Cherilus leading relief effort to Haiti

Talk about making the most of the beginning of his offseason.

Detroit Lions right tackle Gosder Cherilus is leading an effort to get some help to his home country of Haiti and it’s a hands-on approach. Cherilus, with a group of 15 to 20 doctors and nurses, will fly to Haiti on Saturday to lend a hand in relief efforts to the country that was devastated by an earthquake.

“They have a hospital waiting on them, and they'll be bringing their own antibiotics and everything else they would need to help make a difference out there,” Cherilus said.

Cherilus has partnered up with Haiti Outreach Mission, a group based on Troy, Mich., and he’s gotten help from a friend, Pat Lynch, who he went to school with to assemble the assistance.</p>

Cherilus was raised in Haiti before moving to the U.S. for high school and then attending Boston College. The plan is for the group to spend a week there.

"You're talking about young kids who lost their mother or their father," he said. "We wanted to make sure we had a little bit of everything from a surgeon to paramedics, psychologists -- all kinds of people."

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