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We Remember Haiti Event

We Remember Haiti Event

January 12, 2015 marked the 5th anniversary of the earthquake that occurred in Haiti.  The 1199 SEIU workers hosted a day of commemoration.  Earlier in the day there was roundtable talks, book signings, and a candle light vigil.  I was able to attend the evening portion of the event where there was a big reception, entertainment and testimonies.  It was a pleasure to be in a room with Haitians and non-Haitians alike who have such a vested interest in Haiti.

The testimonies were particularly moving, especially from those who were in Haiti when the earthquake occurred or went to Haiti immediately after. For myself, it brought back a lot of memories of when myself and 11 friends went to Haiti, six months after the earthquake, to help.  The people that we went to help in Bognotte, and Soucematela, Haiti are both in remote areas. Unless you know someone from there, these people could have easily been forgotten.  We worked tirelessly to help them get back on their feet.  Not only while we were there, but in the years after as well.  

There is a LOT of work to be done in Haiti still but I know with GOD's help and good hearted people who sincerely want to serve, Haiti can once again be the "Pearl of the Antilles." 

Taking inventory of our medical supplies on the day we held a clinic. We serviced over 230 people that day.

Taking inventory of our medical supplies on the day we held a clinic. We serviced over 230 people that day.

Soucematela, Haiti

Soucematela, Haiti

Pharmacist Laurence PetiFrere, one of the most patient men I know,  With all the chaos and desperation of the people that day, he never ONCE lost his cool.  My good friend Dr. Kathleen Laveaux-Best, who worked tireless serving people all day, and me her nurse. It was one of the most grueling days of our lives, we all agreed, but SO worth it. 

Pharmacist Laurence PetiFrere, one of the most patient men I know,  With all the chaos and desperation of the people that day, he never ONCE lost his cool.  My good friend Dr. Kathleen Laveaux-Best, who worked tireless serving people all day, and me her nurse. It was one of the most grueling days of our lives, we all agreed, but SO worth it. 

Soucematela, Haiti.  Look at the beautiful ocean beyond the land.  

Soucematela, Haiti.  Look at the beautiful ocean beyond the land.  

Hanging with some awesome women! Margarette Tropnas (my cousin), Being interviewed by Monalisa J. Ferrari, Jihan Antoine co-founder of BelTiFi, Nadege Fleurimond, Chef and author of Haiti Uncovered

Hanging with some awesome women! Margarette Tropnas (my cousin), Being interviewed by Monalisa J. Ferrari, Jihan Antoine co-founder of BelTiFi, Nadege Fleurimond, Chef and author of Haiti Uncovered

Being Interviewed by NY1.  I look like Michelle Obama here LOL!

Being Interviewed by NY1.  I look like Michelle Obama here LOL!

HALANY-Installation of Executive Committee Officers

HALANY-Installation of Executive Committee Officers

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!!