Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Today we mark one year since the catastrophic earthquake. Wehonor of the memory of the hundreds of thousands of Haitians lost, their families, and all those who lost love ones on this day. Many of us were struck humble by this overwhelming tragedy and also humanity's capacity to come together in times of crisis. In humility we continue to lend our support and prayers to theHaitian people, whose strength and courage it would seem isalways put to test, especially in this last year.
From the first moments of the disaster, the HMMoM community came together to aid in the recovery through our clinic and laterthrough our rehab center. Over the last year, thousands ofpatients affected by the earthquake have come through our doorsin hope of finding a small measure of medical or rehabilitativesupport, and thanks to the generosity of this community, we were able to meet their needs. There is still more work to be done, and as many continue to rebuild their homes and theirlives, our pact with the Haitian people remains resolute for the years and likely decades it willtake to heal this wounded country. While today commemorates a somber day in Haiti's history, in the spirit of this concord, Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis is proud to partner with Union de Jeunes Victimes de Seisme de 12 Janvier 2010 (Association of Young Victims of the January 12, 2010 Earthquake) in a holding soccer game as a demonstration of triumph over adversity and the endearing hope of brighter days.
In the states, Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis will host a non-denominational prayer service at 7 P.M. at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 2300 Hickory Crest
Here in Croix-des Bouquet, HMMoM is hosting an all day event and soccer game for the Association of Young Earthquake Victims, many of whose members, were patients in our rehab center.