Pure Works Vice President Jonathan Graves is returning to Haiti four years after the earthquake. He still remembers the chaos.
"Everywhere," Graves said. "Just chaos, and I mean that in every sense. Victims. Dead people. Rescue workers. Hospitals. Nurses. Surgeons. Medics. Ambulances. Just people wandering around aimlessly crying. That's the best way I can put it -- it was chaos."
Hadassah and her mother, Emily.
They say love is in the details. Three-year-old Hadassah would agree after her life threaten-ing trauma was met by the miraculous love of God on a Kenyan roadway.
On April 11, Hadassah and her parents, Joseph and Emily, were driving on the road to Webuye, a small town in Western Kenya near the Ugandan border. The roads were wet and muddy from recent rain when they lost control of their van. Hadassah and Emily were ejected and thrown clear of the vehicle as it rolled.
They needed medical attention, particularly Hadassah, who suffered a compound fracture of her right arm.
“Haiti’s emergency management infrastructure remains in poor condition and inadequate medical facilities, including ambulance services, are particularly weak. …” - United States Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs (March 12, 2014)
- United States Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs (March 12, 2014)