Jean's Journey of Hope: From Haiti to St. Louis
Healing the Children is pleased to announce that eleven year old Jean arrived safely in St. Louis after a long journey from Haiti. Carried by his cousin from the airport to Healing the Children Executive Director Kathy Corbett's car, Jean was immediately taken to Shriner's Hospital St. Louis in hopes that his leg could be saved and hope for recovery would be realized. Healing the Children Missouri learned of Jean in the aftermath of the devastating quake. Jean's brave story and his cousin's steadfast commitment to family and hope was covered by local media:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Journey of hope for injured Haitian boy
KSDK Channel Five: St. Louis hospital offers hope to 11-year-old boy from Haiti
KMOV Channel Four: Haitian boy in St. Louis hospital
Healing the Children is working with partnered pediatric hospitals across the U.S. to secure donated care for children injured in Haiti's devastating earthquake. Jean (featured above) will be one of the many children whose lives are changed with the support of Healing the Children.
HTC Chapters are also in the midst of assembling 8-10 medical teams to travel to Haiti in the coming months to treat those children whose injuries will not necessitate transfer to a U.S. hospital.