Help Make Life For Michelaidine A Little Better

As many of you know, my daughter Gabriella was adopted from Haiti at a year and a half of age.  Her family, including her mother, father,  step father, younger sister and half sister live in poverty in Kenscoff.  Her mother's home was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake.  
Over the past year the country has fallen into a political and economic crisis that has lead to a 1000% inflation rate, widespread shortages of food, fuel, medicine and other basic goods and services.  It has also lead to unrest and violence, making the hardships of life in Haiti almost unbearable.  The UN is now sounding the alarm of an impending malnutrition crisis.  
This past Saturday (November 23) Gabriella's birth father took his own life.  Her 13 year old sister, Michelaidine is devastated and her mother, Nadine, is struggling to meet her emotional needs.  
Gabriella and I would like to raise money for Michelaidine and her mother to help support them and to ensure that Nadine can not only put some food on the table for Michelaidine, but also brighten her Christmas a little with a few nice gifts, and some clothing for her.   We would be grateful for any donations that you could give to help Michelaidine and her family recover from this tragic loss and to weather the economic crisis they are living through.  
Both Gabby and I would be very grateful for any small donation you can make.   If you are thinking of buying gifts for us we would appreciate it if you would instead consider making a donation to this gofundme campaign.
The photo that I am sharing is from our trip to Haiti in 2013, when Gabby met her mother and birth sister for the first time.  She is being held by Nadine, and Michelaidine is in front, wearing pink.  For some background information on the crisis please see the attached New York Times article 


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Susan Swan 
Mississauga, ON
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