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Friday, 22 January 2010

Little glimmers of joy

Zero at eight. Overcast. Damp. Hibernation-weather.

Amid the horror and the nightmare that is Haiti, two stories to warm the heart.

A 22-day-old baby, Elisabeth Josaint, is rescued alive and well after eight days in the rubble. A baby, alone without food and water, without the comfort of other human bodies around her. For eight whole days. The people of Jacmel say she's a miracle.

I'm inclined to agree.

And this mother, a week with barely a morsel to eat nor a drop to drink, starts her labour in the devastated streets, but collapses before she can get to the hospital. A BBC reporting team drive her there, and after an emergency operation, a healthy baby boy is born: a new life.

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8 comments:

LindyLouMac said...

Moving stories that warm the heart when watching the news that is the horror of Haiti.

LadyFi said...

Haiti needs all the support and miracles it can get. This too is a great way of helping more practically if you have a few moments: http://www.beextra.org/haiti

Louise said...

LindyLou: ?

Vanessa said...

Amazing, this response we have when we see or hear about the survival of babies. I wonder whether it's one of those evolutionary mechanisms that have enabled the human race to overcome such disasters, rather than perishing in despair.

Carol said...

It's good to know that there are some heart warming stories amongst so much devastation!!

Thank you for sharing them

C x

LindyLouMac said...

Moving stories that warm the heart when watching the news that is the horror of Haiti.

Was the question mark because I did not explain myself properly? I was trying to say that despite all the disturbing and upsetting news one sees on the news, ones heart can still be cheered by miracle stories such as these.

Sorry emotionally difficult to put into words.

Louise said...

Now I understand! And I know how you feel about it being difficult to put into words. Yes.

SANDY said...

Incredible stories for sure. Out of devastation there is always human kindness and beauty.

Sandy

Friday, 22 January 2010

Little glimmers of joy

Zero at eight. Overcast. Damp. Hibernation-weather.

Amid the horror and the nightmare that is Haiti, two stories to warm the heart.

A 22-day-old baby, Elisabeth Josaint, is rescued alive and well after eight days in the rubble. A baby, alone without food and water, without the comfort of other human bodies around her. For eight whole days. The people of Jacmel say she's a miracle.

I'm inclined to agree.

And this mother, a week with barely a morsel to eat nor a drop to drink, starts her labour in the devastated streets, but collapses before she can get to the hospital. A BBC reporting team drive her there, and after an emergency operation, a healthy baby boy is born: a new life.

Please click here to prove how grateful you are that it isn't you, by giving generously.

8 comments:

LindyLouMac said...

Moving stories that warm the heart when watching the news that is the horror of Haiti.

LadyFi said...

Haiti needs all the support and miracles it can get. This too is a great way of helping more practically if you have a few moments: http://www.beextra.org/haiti

Louise said...

LindyLou: ?

Vanessa said...

Amazing, this response we have when we see or hear about the survival of babies. I wonder whether it's one of those evolutionary mechanisms that have enabled the human race to overcome such disasters, rather than perishing in despair.

Carol said...

It's good to know that there are some heart warming stories amongst so much devastation!!

Thank you for sharing them

C x

LindyLouMac said...

Moving stories that warm the heart when watching the news that is the horror of Haiti.

Was the question mark because I did not explain myself properly? I was trying to say that despite all the disturbing and upsetting news one sees on the news, ones heart can still be cheered by miracle stories such as these.

Sorry emotionally difficult to put into words.

Louise said...

Now I understand! And I know how you feel about it being difficult to put into words. Yes.

SANDY said...

Incredible stories for sure. Out of devastation there is always human kindness and beauty.

Sandy