About 2 weeks ago, I read an article about the number of Haitian amputees following the earthquake in my motherland of Haiti. At the time, there were talking about more than 50,000 amputees caused by the quake. Today, the numbers cited are more than 100,000 amputees.
As devastated as I was after reading about this, I remembered seeing the videos of Josh Sundquist, an inspirational/motivational speaker, book author, and overall great guy who goes around the country giving speeches of hope. At the time, I thought his message was very inspiring and powerful and I had emailed it to my family for them to watch also.
Josh and I share a common friend: Stephen Douglass. So it was about midnight when I sent Stephen an email asking him for Josh’s contact information because I think the Haitian amputees need to hear his message of hope and resilience. I wake up the next day at 7:30am and already have an email from Josh saying he thinks it’s a great idea and wants to help. From then on, he basically made everything happen, incurred all the video production costs, so that we can share his message of hope in Haiti and also raise funds to help those in need.
For more information on how we plan to distribute this video in Haiti and how you can help Josh help Haiti, please read the announcement on his blog: a message for amputees In Haiti
So without further ado, here is Josh’s message for the Haitian amputees.