About the Author
DR. ANDREW FUREY, orthopaedic trauma surgeon, was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. Furey’s dedication to medicine and philanthropy, which he attributes to the examples of his parents and family, led him to spearhead the non-profit organization Team Broken Earth in 2010, following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January of that year. Dr. Furey organized a task force of Canadian physicians, nurses and physiotherapists to travel to the affected areas and offer medical support and training. Since that time, Team Broken Earth has grown to include teams all across the country. Dr. Furey finds time to remain active in the local St. John’s community, attending and organizing charity events. He also cofounded a mental health and addictions charity, A Dollar a Day, teaches at Memorial University and raises three children with his wife, Allison.