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Desarmes family to God: Missed us again!

By Brian | March 5, 2010 | Share on Facebook

Think you had a bad couple of months? Check out these folks:

SAN BERNARDO, Chile – The Desarmes family left their native Haiti two weeks after the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake, joining the eldest son in Chile for what seemed a refuge from the fear and chaos of Port-au-Prince. Their sense of security lasted barely a month. It was shattered at 3:43 a.m. Saturday when one of the most powerful quakes on record shook a swath of Chile.

All the Desarmes’ immediate family survived both quakes. But twice cursed, the family now sleeps in the garden of a home that the eldest son, Pierre Desarmes, found for them just south of the Chilean capital of Santiago. They fear yet another temblor will strike.

Pierre Desarmes, 34, [and the lead singer of a popular Haitian reggaeton band in Chile] managed to get his family out of Haiti thanks to personal contacts at the Chilean Embassy in Port-au-Prince and the Chilean armed forces. Nine members of his family — his parents, two brothers and their families, and three cousins — arrived in Santiago on a Chilean air force plane Jan. 23.

I don’t think I could blame them if they started to take this personally…

Topics: Random Acts of Blogging | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Desarmes family to God: Missed us again!”

  1. jason says at March 5th, 2010 at 1:36 pm :
    Wow. This is like that Japanese guy that was in the news a month or so back who was present for and survived both atomic bombs… He’d been on holiday or something in Hiroshima, survived that blast, and then went back to his home in Nagasaki just in time for the second bomb.

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