Personal Narrative Haiti Earthquake

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Cars honking loudly, people trying to sell items on the streets, and scrawny wild dogs begging for food, instantly gave me the impression that I was in a city full of chaos and poverty. As I stepped out into Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the sights, sounds, and smells were very overwhelming. Even with my previous knowledge of what to expect in Haiti, I wasn’t prepared for what I would experience. I never really thought much about doing mission work specifically in Haiti until it became close to my heart due to a loved one of mine. On January 12, 2010, tragedy struck Haiti. More than 300,000 lives were lost due to a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, leaving many children as orphans. Our adoption agent, Debbie Pope, was connected to an orphanage in Haiti and went out there after the earthquake. She knew how my parents…show more content…
Marcus was in the orphanage prior to the earthquake for reasons unknown to my family. We were able to talk to him on the phone, and he immediately called my parents mamma and papa. We couldn’t wait for him to come home to us, where we knew he would be safe. After many years of failed adoptions, I finally was able to have a little brother. He was so small with his stick-like arms and legs, but had a bloated tummy from malnourishment. My brother, Marcus, was a perfect new addition to the family and adjusted to the new lifestyle very well. He is now a crazy and smart 9 year old little boy who is full of energy. He is very athletic and his favorite sport is soccer, which is no big surprise, since it is a very popular game in Haiti. Having a brother from Haiti is one of the reasons I decided to go there. In the past I have

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