Day 4 was our final day here in Haiti and even though we didn’t have much of a schedule today, I wanted to take the time to reflect on this week.
A huge and special thanks to everyone at the Yele Foundation and founder Wyclef Jean for allowing us to team up with them this week. Yele was so instrumental in assisting us in accomplishing our goals this week and providing us with support throughout our mission.
A personal thanks to the members of CIMO, the Haitian National Police, who guided and protected us everywhere we went. Haiti is a very dangerous country right now, but we felt safe with them around.
A big thank you to my teammates Vernon Gholston and David Clowney, former teammate Ahmad Carroll, and the Jets Television Network, Rich Gentile and Chris Ubbens, for being here, helping out and donating their time and efforts. Just their presence here was so gratifying, knowing that extra voices are going back to spread the word. To my fabulous mother Dr. Rose Ihedigbo, my adviser Greg Domond, friends Marcos Catania, Amanda Anderson and Kendra Porter, thank you for being on this journey and sharing your love and compassion with the people of Haiti.
As we drove through Port-au-Prince today I had time to reflect on this mission. As I have said every day, words can’t express what we all witnessed here — the devastation, the horror, the pain and the suffering — but we left knowing we gave a sense of HOPE! The hearts we touched, the smiles we created, the hands we held, the sense of comfort we created in these people will last a lifetime.
We are not ready to leave yet. There is so much more we want to accomplish. We understand this won’t be a quick fix, that it will take time to rebuild. But I encourage everyone to help in any way you can. We suggest donating to the Yele Foundation because we have seen first-hand that every item or dollar you donate makes it to the victims in Haiti. Or you can visit my foundation to learn how you can help more. Thank you everyone for all your support and for following my blogs throughout our trip. God Bless!
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