The holidays allowed us just enough down time to go and shake hands with the exceptional man and women that started the ENABLE Haiti charity here in our local community.
Jim and Heather Scott, started this charity in hopes to make a difference in the lives of 400 orphans living in Haiti. These children have nothing. Their villages are impoverished. There is not enough food, clean water, or supplies to sustain any quality of life for its inhabitants. When Chasing Hazel readers heard there was a need for toys for these orphans, you all stepped up and gave generously.
Jim and Heather were ecstatic about the contribution from Chasing Hazel readers. They were extremely thankful for our help. I was like a proud mamma in there, proud of more than just Hazel, but of all of you.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!
While we were there, Jim and I had a brief conversation that had me choking back tears.
He told me about a girl in Haiti who was born with a club foot. Poor thing was dragging herself around on the ground to get from one place to another. Jim happened to have a few leg braces to try on her, just to see if one would fit. Lucky enough for her they found one that worked. He said, it was by no means a perfect fit. Jim explained to me that, as she was practicing walking with her new support, her smile extended from ear to ear.
She looked up at Jim and said,
"Thank you so much, now I can go to the bathroom all by myself!!!"
(start choking back tears now)
Then she looked at him and said, "Do you think next time, maybe, I could have my own tooth brush and tooth paste?"
(cue feeling like a brick landed on my chest and start swallowing back tears)
We are blessed my friends, we are blessed.
ENABLE Haiti, if you are ever looking for somewhere to bring those extra items that are piling up in your homes.
Contact me anytime.
Everything is appreciated!!!
Love & Peace