Thursday, June 30, 2011


It is with great sorrow that I must announce to you the passing of a great worker and friend of the Royal Palm Children's Home here in Haiti. Adelle has been with us for many years working in the kitchen with Madame Jordanny. To the many visitors that have visited us over the years I am sure you will remember her. She passed away yesterday after a lengthy illness. She will be greatly missed by all.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Story of Kikit

Kikit did not know when he left his three little children and boarded a truck on that fateful morning that their lives would never again be the same. At 4:53 p.m. on Tuesday January 12, 2010 a 7.0 earthquake stuck Haiti. 316,000 perished and as many as 4,000 had arms and legs amputated as a result of their bones being crushed so badly they could no longer be saved. The truck Kikit was riding in overturned and was badly damaged trapping his left leg. He almost succeeded in escaping the truck but his leg was smashed leaving him standing on his right leg. Because there was so many horrific situations that people were attending to, he stood on his good leg for 3 days before he was freed. Now he lives in this little hut, no electricity, no running water, and no bathroom. His little children suffer because there is no food or money to buy food with. Because you care I was able to give Mirlande the money this morning and she went to the Marchee and bought food. Tonight his three little kids (pictured below) will have a good meal.

Monday, June 6, 2011


God is still good and watches over us; otherwise I might just be a “Crispy Critter.” As you probably know by now I live in the little room which is above the generator house. The other night while the generator was running an electrical fire broke out in one of the breaker boxes, the flames were shooting up against the ceiling which is cement. Had it not have been made of cement my place would have caught fire with me in it as it was sometime before they were able to extinguish the flames. We have no fire extinguisher and they had to use water once the power was shut off. Any way I am still here and the damage was minimal for which I am thankful.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Little Girls

Here is the tragic story of two little girls, Watchaline and Obnerline. Their father is deep into Voodoo and drinks Clairin, a form of “White Lightning” made from sugar cane, and stays drunk most of the time. When he is not too wasted to stand he beats their mother unmercifully. Any money he has goes for Clairin and the mother and children go hungry. Their mother and the two little girls are now staying in a little hut behind my house. She has nothing and here in Haiti that means nothing. No welfare, no food stamps and other means so the mother can find help for the little girls. The police will do nothing and there is no such thing as CPS so the mother had no one to turn to. Obnerline, the older of the two cannot finish this year’s school because she cannot pay the rest of the money she owes the school and the school won’t pass her into the next grade until it is paid.