With sadness and regret, and after much consultation with my close circle of friends, I must report that I no longer have the physical and mental strength to continue our work in Haiti.
I hoped that by this time – a full 8 weeks after my final chemotherapy infusion – that I would feel some relief from its effects, but that has not been the case.
We have worked closely with our friends in Cité Soleil for 7 years, since 2016. Thanks to 35 generous donors and a group of heroes in Haiti, we managed to keep hundreds of children and young people out of harm’s way and away from the influence of gang rule that has taken over the country. This month, we conclude our second full year of the Barefoot School and the Alphabet School, an adult literacy center.
Those 7 years have taught me that the work we performed takes unwavering commitment and physical and mental strength beyond that which I currently possess.
I thank our many supporters and pray to God that he shields the people of Haiti from suffering or grants them the strength to bear it.