Toms River couple may be heading directly into tsunami's aftermath

(12/30/04) TOMS RIVER A Toms River couple may be getting ready to do something many people could never imagine get on a plane and head straight into the Southeast Asian tsunamis aftermath.

Rick Poresky and his wife, Dr. Marge Wilusz, lived on Sumatra in the late 80s when Poresky worked for Save the Children. The isle of Sumatra was very close to the epicenter of the deadly quake and tidal wave that has left more than 114,000 dead. Dr. Wilusz says she cant imagine what it would have been like to be in the area when the deadly wave hit.

Now, the couple has contacted Save the Children and they are awaiting approval to head back to Sumatra despite the destruction and heartbreak heaped on the area. Wilusz, who is a pediatrician, feels her skills can make a difference in helping people affected by the disaster. The doctor says she also knows the local language and customs.

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