Haiti Relief Efforts – Update

Two months ago I wrote about my friend Kelly, a nurse with Doctors Without Borders.  At that time, she was preparing to travel to Haiti to aid in the relief efforts after the big quake.  Not to sound like a reporter, but we met for dinner the other night because aside from wanting to do our annual (okay, it was more like our let’s get together every 5 years) dinner, I wanted to hear all about her experience in Haiti.

It’s safe to say that everything we’ve heard is true.  They need food and water.  They are now living in tent cities. Buildings are now nothing more than rubble.  But there was one thing she said that resonated with me…  the Haitians, in the midst of such utter chaos and devastation, still have hope.   

And this child’s face shows how strong these Haitians are.  Because even when they have nothing…

They can still muster a smile….

Now this guy….

well, we all know why he’s smiling….

Thank you to Kelly and all of the other brave souls who have given of themselves to help in the recovery and rebuildling of an amazing country.

To see more of Kelly’s pictures, visit here.

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20 responses to “Haiti Relief Efforts – Update

  1. rhooby

    hoorays to kelly for participating in the relief and sharing the photos!! and thanks to you for posting them.

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  3. What you are doing for the people of Haiti is commendable. Hope, I’ll ever get a chance to give back to society in a big way and hope that no such incident happens that makes us work like this.
    Some of the photos are so sad I had a tear drop rolling down my eye.

  4. Thanks to Kelly and for you sharing her story.

  5. This is wonderful… It just makes me so proud to see others pulling together to help another country… And, also the fact that these children are still smiling after this quake makes me think about the little things that go on in my life. They are so menial compared to what they have endured…makes you really reevaluate your “cicumstances.” Fab! Thanks for sharing

  6. apocalypsecakes

    Really good to see that people are still talking about the need for food and shelter in Haiti. I hope the national media keeps Haiti in the headlines.

  7. This is wonderful It just makes me so proud to see others pulling together to help another country And, also the fact that these children are still smiling after this quake makes me think about the little things that go on in my life. They are so menial compared to what they have enduredmakes you really reevaluate your cicumstances. Fab! Thanks for sharing

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  9. I will get smile too when I have a chance to meet with angelina jolie.

    • Lambang- you are the only person to have mentioned…or maybe even noticed that was angelina jolie in the picture! ha ha!

      She spent a lot of time visiting with each patient while she was there. My friend Kelly made it a point of having her visit with her patients before she left.

  10. In this world of today, it is really hard to find people who truely offer their help for ours. i feel happy to know that there is still warmth in the heart of people who are here to help the needy. Thanks for supporting those haities who in pain know to smile.

  11. It’s so great that people are helping those in Haiti… but what happened to Chili?

  12. Thank you for keeping Haiti in the media. It’s important to do so. I’m going to send more money tonight when I get home.

  13. i wish i could go out and volunteer, anyone know of how i could do this?

  14. i really love all your posting taste, very helpful.
    don’t give up and also keep posting as it simply nicely to follow it.
    impatient to find out a whole lot more of your current well written articles, thankx!

  15. The pics from Haiti are wonderful…but Angelina looks way too thin. That really shocked me.

  16. It is great that there are people willing to help!
    Thank you!!

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