From the moments I learned of the cataclysm in Haiti and subsequently of the loss of over 230,000 lives, among whom were several Canadians including Woodstock based Sgt. Mark Gallagher, I could think of little else.
Sgt. Gallagher's sacrifice and that of his family made this disaster personal for me and indeed for many people in Carleton County.
In last week's installment I shared my story of my travel partner, Brent Shaw, and I meeting a real life angel of mercy.
Vanessa Carpenter of Salem Virginia, was returning to Haiti to reunite two children with their families after the little ones were treated for life- threatening injuries in the U.S.
Last week took us from the airport through Port au Prince and Carrefour to the road that would end at the site of our school.