One Small Victory in Haiti
Two year-old, Redjeson Hausteen Claude, has been rescued from the rubble of his own house in Port-au-Prince. These moving photographs were taken by Gerald Herbert of the Associated Press who was in the right place at the right time. In the larger photo on top, Redjeson had just been reunited with his mom.
Here are the first few paragraphs of Graham Keeley’s account from The Times of London:
He must be the luckiest little boy in Haiti.
After two days trapped beneath the rubble of his own home, two-year-old Redjeson Hausteen Claude was rescued this morning.
The toddler was clearly shocked as he was pulled free by a joint Spanish and Belgian rescue team. But a broad smile spread across his face when he came face to face with his parents, Daphnee Plaisin and Reginald Claude.
Dramatic photographs captured the moment when Félix del Amo, a Spanish mountain rescuer and diver, is seen pulling the terrorised child from a collapsed house. Óscar Vega Carrera, a Spanish firemen, also helped to get Redjeson out of the rubble.
A much needed heart-warming story in an otherwise heart-wrenching situation.
Donations are also coming in like gangbusters to every relief agency under the sun. $8 million alone just from text messaging. The good people of the United States and the world are responding to this situation in an unprecedented manner.