Dr. Ginette Archinal, medical director of student health and university physician, discussed the bushfires burning across Australia and their impacts on her family and friends who still live in the country.
WXII 12 News, a Winston-Salem, North Carolina, broadcast station, featured Dr. Ginette Archinal, medical director of student health and university physician, in a recent story about the historic bushfires in Australia.
In the article, “Australian woman who works in the Piedmont opens up about impact of devastating wildfires,” Archinal discusses the fires and her concerns for family and friends who still live in the country.
“I’m checking the fire reports every day,” Archinal told WXII. “I’m looking at the maps because if the wind changes, a family or friend who wasn’t at risk may be at risk again.”
Archinal also recalls her visit to the Sydney, Australia, area over the holiday season and seeing smoke blanketing the city. She says she aims to raise awareness of the fires – and the people and animals affected by them – as she continues to keep a close eye on the devastation in her home country.
“I’ve felt more Australian probably in the last couple of weeks than I have in a long time because your heart bleeds for it.”
Watch the video and read the entire WXII article here.