We will never know what she was thinking the day she walked to the river with all her boys in tow. Perhaps she was suffering from depression or was mentally unstable. Maybe a life of extreme poverty had proven too much to bear. Whatever the reason, there was no excuse or explanation for what happened [...]
Beautiful 4-year-old Dieunie-Love (pronounced “Jenny-Love”) greeted me with a shy smile as she leaned up against her makeshift home in the crowded, dusty village of Oanaminthe, Haiti. We stepped into the first of only two small dark rooms where there were just a few pieces of furniture [...]
In the days following the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the world wondered if this country could ever rebuild from such a devastating disaster. Would there ever be hope for Haiti again? Who can forget those horrifying images the news channels brought into our living rooms week after week? For some, they were too much [...]
Today, I’m on my way with a World Help team to the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere . . . Haiti. In January 2010, a devastating 7.0 earthquake shook the tiny island nation to the core. Port-au-Prince was reduced to a pile of smoking rubble, and thousands of children suddenly became orphans . . [...]
High in the mountains of Guatemala, the rain steadily falls. Clouds of vapor rise to the treetops, forming a steamy fog around a tiny mud hut on a hill. This is Alejandra’s home. Thirteen family members huddle under the tin roof trying to escape the downpour. Alejandra’s parents talk in a corner wondering how they [...]
For millions of children in the developing world, there are no second chances. Every day, they face the enemies of malnutrition, dirty water, and disease . . . every day is a fight for survival . . . and poverty plays no favorites. For 8-week-old Edwar, time was running out. Crammed into a tiny shelter [...]
We had just released the Operation Baby Rescue (OBR) documentary about Blanca’s rescue a few months before, and people across the nation were being moved by her story . . . It was heartbreaking and compelling, but most of all, it was hopeful.
It was that hope that inspired boldness and creativity like I’ve never seen before.Operation Baby Rescue advocates came together for one simple purpose: to rescue the lives of 100 babies [ ... ]