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“It’s so sad.”

“Every child at the orphanage has a story like that. Multiply that by thousands of orphanages, and that’s a small part of the tragedy of Haiti today. Multiply that by the hundreds of countries around the world in the same boat as Haiti and, guess what? You’ve experienced firsthand something that’s probably the most important historical event of your lifetime. Listen. Let’s make a vow. We’ll keep coming back to check on him. We’ll watch him grow. Next trip, you can bring him a toothbrush. Someday when he’s old enough to understand, we’ll tell him of his mom and her last courageous gift to him. You’ll need to work on your Creole.”

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