Solomon lost his leg in a terrible motorcycle accident. Through a facebook Friend I got him an appointment at Healing Hands in Haiti to be evaluated for a prosthetic. This all happened very quickly, all within a couple days in July during my last Haiti trip. This is unheard of in Haiti. I will never forget the relief on Solomon’s face when I gave him the news. He went for the evaluation and needed $ 600 for physical therapy, a prosthetic leg, and transportation costs to and from the clinic.
Our generous Hut Outreach donors came through and yesterday I got to stand next to him and look him in the eye. I saw the relief in his eyes as he walked, without even a cane. This is a modern day miracle in Haiti, God used emails and old Facebook friends to change this man’s life forever.
Another Solomon sells souvenirs. He is a talented artisan who has become a friend over the years. This trip I wouldn’t normally have the souvenir guys come because we don’t have any newbies, I joke with them that I already have all the Haiti souvenirs. But, I had him come inside and set everything out. We started posting pictures of his crafted items on Facebook, and wow, people loved them. I am so happy to tell you that in a few hours and just a small bit of Internet frustration on our part, we had sales over $1200.
I want you to see Solomon’s smile times two. Solomon on two feet, and Solomon on two feet because he will be able to fix his home for his family.
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