A message for amputees in Haiti

19 02 2010

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.



3 responses

27 02 2010

Well done. The clips at the end are amazing, those are some serious athletes. Much better than me with two legs.

3 03 2010

Great video, so inspiring! It is so touching to see all those amputees playing soccer! Powerful message of hope! Thank you Josh for this message!

9 03 2010

Hi Luc,

Thank you for making such a nice video and sharing with your people ! It is really a inspiring video for all ! Thanks for the entire team behind this !!

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