Leo Dreyfuss — a 2008 graduate of Staples — was in Nepal Saturday, when the devastating earthquake hit.
The University of Wisconsin graduate is spending a few months traveling, prior to entering Wisconsin’s med school in the fall.
Leo had finished a trek , and was back in Katmandu when the quake hit. His part of the city suffered less damage than others. With communications in Nepal spotty, much of what he knows has come from IM conversations with his parents, David and Lauren, here in Westport.
Since the quake, Leo spends his nights in a tent city set up by the US Embassy, on an athletic field they control. Like most other people in the large city, he prefers to be out in the open, away from buildings that could tumble down in the many aftershocks that continue.
Leo has MREs to eat, a cot and blanket. He also has gone back and forth to his hotel.
Leo plans to head out tomorrow (Tuesday) — probably to Bangkok. However, he will never be able to truly leave Nepal behind.
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