Sunday, June 6, 2010

NBA Miami Heat get a close look at Haiti, where despair and frustration reign


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - As the charter jet began backing away from the terminal, Ginel Thermosey slowly turned around to shake hands with the medical student seated one row behind him.

Had he not made the trip from Port-au-Prince to Miami, Thermosey would have died within two weeks of leukemia. In a few days, with some donated treatment and medication, the 20-year-old will have a new lease on life.
 
These are the stories Alonzo Mourning insists the world needs to hear, the success stories from Haiti, where the earthquakes that struck 4½ months ago took everything from people who had nothing to begin with. No one knows for sure how many people died, how many were never found, how many could have been saved.

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