I didn't think that a one-week trip to Haiti with Alex, a boy whom I sponsored, would forever change the way I see myself and my surroundings. I didnat think it would make me realize that the material things I have in this life mean nothing at all. I knew that there is poverty in the world, but I did not know to what extent until I visited Alex's family. Now, what was supposed to be a visit to meet friends and see an orphanage has turned into something much larger. I now am an integral part of a village, a family, and a children's organization. I have started my own nonprofit organization for Haitian children also. This one trip to Haiti has led me to return there seven more times. This country and these people have led me to write this book to open our eyes to the plight of Haitians. All the events in this book are true. All the people and places are real. All the events in this book are an amalgamation of eight trips to Haiti. The majority of the proceeds from this book will go to the MOJAD program in Haiti and help others in the village of Fort Liberte.ON THE MORNINGS of our return to Canada, they are all there. ... Tears have already started for us as we gaze one more time into the faces that have taught us so much about life. ... She has memorized the words in English to ask me once again to send money when I can. ... Once again, anyone who can fit in the tap tap is allowed to make the trip to the border. ... We always make a final plea with the Dominican border guards to let our friends through to accompany us to the bus stopanbsp;...
|Title||:||Eyes Wide Open|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2012-12-12|