Saturday, January 16, 2010

News Of My Friend In Haiti

She is OK. Her sons are OK.

Her cousin here in the states works for a Haitian charity and has been working around the clock to locate them and many others. A phone chain was set-up to pass the news along, I got the call early this morning.

Her Mom had a heart attack shortly after the earthquake and did not survive. She was elderly and in poor health, that is why my friend was there - to move her to a better place.

Without proper healthcare the very old and the very young are at risk. This was the story in Haiti even before the earthquake.

The link to Doctors Without Borders is at the top of the sidebar.

"Poverty is like punishment for a crime you did not commit" ~ Eli Khamarov



photo from time.com

27 comments:

~Just me again~ said...

I'm glad they are ok, so sorry to hear about her Mom. I've been sending prayers to all over there too.

Linda said...

I learned yesterday that all my family are safe in Haiti. Mine are in St Marc. They are preparing for the flood of people they expect to come as people leave the city looking for somewhere to go, anywhere, just trying to get out of their current misery.

Scott Oglesby said...

I’m very sorry to hear about the mother as well. Those are the statistics that don’t even get reported. Still, I’m so glad that everyone else was Ok! You are doing a very good thing spreading word of the best charities. You are a wonderful woman!!

Reb said...

Dianne I am glad to hear your friend and her sons are okay. Sadden though by the news her mother has died.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

good news for some

Mountain Photog said...

Thanks so much for passing along the good news about your friend and her children. So glad to hear they made it through this disaster okay. Very sorry about her mother, though. . . That had to be such a trauma for her--and all concerned.

Cherie said...

I'm sorry that the mom passed, but I'm very glad that they're okay.

Rob Inukshuk said...

A bitter sweet call that.

Sylvia K said...

I agree with Rob, that is bittersweet! So sorry about your friends Mom, but I'm so happy your friends are okay!

Sylvia

Jay said...

Sorry about your friend's mother. Hope your friends will be okay down there and able to get out and back to NY without any trouble.

Trying to get people and supplies into Haiti is a logistical nightmare. All the infrastructure is gone. It wasn't that good to begin with. One airstrip, one port, mostly destroyed. It's just unbelievable.

Travis said...

I'm relieved to hear that your friend and the children are ok, but so sorry to hear of the loss of her mom.

Grayquill said...

Good News is sometimes more nice to hear than at other times. This is one of those more nicer times.
Keep praying.

Dianne said...

just me - I have been doing the same, thank you

linda - I am glad that all are safe and bless them for preparing to help others

scott - you're a sweet guy, thank you

reb - thank you

queen size funny - the person who called me said pretty much the same thing as I did to the person I was asked to call

lisa - they are glad they were with her
now begins a god awful process of arrangements and trying to get home in the midst of "dark and overwhelming chaos" - that is what my friend told her cousin

cherie - thank you
she was very old and very weak
they have no place to stay, she would have suffered as many are

rob - I think it is a comfort to them that they were with her

sylvia - thank you
I feel the same way

jay - my friend is incredibly strong and so are her sons
I am so glad they have each other
I was told by the person that called that they are sharing a tent with a family who just took them in
one of the men tried to save the mother, he had some medical training or experience
details are sketchy, I was way down on the list, it's a big family

travis - thank you
my feeling of relief was huge when the phone rang
I have been thinking of her constantly

grayquill - this is absolutely one of those times
thank you

bobbie said...

The Khamarav quote is so true.

Thank God your friends are OK. This has been such a horrendous event.

Linda Reeder said...

Hard as it is to say or think, the heart attack was perhaps a merciful end to what would have been endless suffering. I hope for the best for the younger generations, that their health will hold as they wait for resources to arrive. This is going to be a very long ordeal.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Am so glad to hear your friend is ok, Dianne!

Ron said...

Hi Dianne!

I'm so glad to hear they're OK!

X ya dear lady!

Hilary said...

I'm so glad to know that your friend and her boys are ok. So sorry about her mother though. Thanks for letting us know.

ds said...

So sorry to hear that your friend lost her mother, but so very glad that she and her boys are all right! Thank you.

Micky-T said...

Good to hear your friends are OK. Can any of us possibly imagine what is happening there?

Matt-Man said...

What a mess. But as with your friend and her sons being okay there is always hope. Cheers Di!!

maryt/theteach said...

Dianne, my heart gores out to the people of Haiti. And I'm glad your friend and her sons are okay! Thank goodness! My husband and I keep texting $10. to Haiti... I hope it helps! :)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

We prayed for all in Haiti today in church. I am just beside myself over all this. We will continue to pray.
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jennifer said...

I am thankful your friend is OK although I am terribly sorry for her loss. Loss seems to be the word for what people in Haiti are experiencing. I pray that they recieve the help that they desperately need!

Daryl said...

Good news albeit tempered by the loss of her mother .. I was watching This Week yesterday and listened hard to Bush not dig himself once again out of the Katrina hole .. he could have but he's sadly not his father who I assume is in poor health or he'd be out there with Clinton raising money.....

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Very glad to know your friend is okay and so sorry to read about her Mom...The stress of The Earthquake and it's hideous aftermath, had to be incredibly hard on many many of the elderly...

I LOVE DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS....That was my choice for help in Haiti...They are on the job and were already there before the Earthquake. It is all beyond comprehension....

Bob-kat said...

Just been catching up with your world and I am very relieved to hear that your friend is okay. I hope that they are getting the support and care they need out there along with all the other survivors. I must say I agree with you on how charities abuse the money they are entrusted with. I always choose who I support very carefully.