Icaris Celnet stands in the ruins of The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, often called Cathédrale de Port-au-Prince, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on the eve of the first anniversary of the earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and displaced some 1.5 million more. Celnet lost his leg during the earthquake. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)
Haiti– You can hardly tell by looking at her, but in the last year, Marie Cammepierre Louis learned how to walk all over again.
Ask what happened to her leg and she’ll say simply, “January 12th.”
Like it did with so many others, the day of Haiti’s devastating earthquake changed Marie’s life forever. It also left an estimated 2000 Haitians as amputees.
Healing Hands for Haiti and Handicap International are working to give Haitians back their limbs as well as their lives.
Their facility in Port au Prince offers every service new amputees need and at no cost to the patient.