Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Soledad Recounts Her Reporting On Haiti's Orphans

In an excerpt from The Next Big Story by Soledad O'Brien posted online at CNN.com, she retells the story of her journey to Haiti.

Her reporting was the basis of a one-hour documentary on Haiti's orphans called "Rescued."

The moment I arrive at the Lighthouse I find the answer to the question that has been nagging me since we arrived -- how does any one person make a difference in the face of such an enormous tragedy?

Susette and Bill Manassero came to Haiti at the urging of their eldest daughter, Ariana. She was 9 and had saved coins to sponsor needy children in Haiti. She wanted to go for a visit. The Manasseros were indulging her when they came to Haiti and were shocked to find the high rates of poverty, sex trafficking and child abandonment -- some of the worst in the world. The children they met were being abused.

They were on what they thought was just a casual visit. They made a drastic decision, one that is inconceivable to so many of us. They sold everything and moved their three young children to Haiti...
continues at http://www.cnn.com

The Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities (Playaway Adult Nonfiction)
The Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities
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