Haiti Earthquake: Day 2

Just a few thoughts, as I watch CNN’s Anderson Cooper report.

There is nothing to do, and there is everything to do.

The current problem is one of not enough resources.  As I watch a family of men trying to extract a young girl, 13 years old, I cannot help but wonder: what is going through their minds? Out loud, I hear them crying out God. “God help us!  Lord, what are we to do?”

The girl was stuck under a concrete slab, only her feet showing. She was screaming and crying out to the people above, including her brother, who couldn’t have been more than 15.

There is nothing he can do but hope and pray.

At this time, 1 AM, Thursday January 13, 2010, we still have not heard from or about my cousin Marie-Jo Brédy, a Project Director with the Ministry of Tourism, or her 10 year old daughter Isabelle Brédy, who is a student at Sainte Rose de Lima school.

They are right: the waiting and wondering is the worst.  I find my mind skittering away from all kinds of scenarios. The one that haunts me the most is of both being alive, but unable to reach each other.

That is the thought that scares me the most.

Please donate.  The Red Cross has set up an easy method using your cell phone, simply text ‘Haiti’ to 90999 to donate $10.

Wyclef Jean (yes, that Wyclef Jean, from The Fugees) has set up the ‘Haiti Earthquake Fund’ in a similar fashion. Text ‘Yele’ to 501501.  He is already in the region, having taken a flight out nearly 24 hours ago.

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