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April 2, 2010

An Awakening- A Journey to Port-au-Prince, Haiti

My name is Sam Gilbert and I just graduated high school and am on my way to college. I am told often, that I belong to the generation with the power to change the world. Since grade school, I have been exposed to many of the world’s hardships; whether it be the 9/11 terrorist attacks, [...]

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March 31, 2010

Haiti Forever – Mission 7 – A New Perspective

Joey texts at 10:02 am: Maria, there is another flight to Haiti, if I can’t go would you like to go with Jude?” I will never forget that text. When I called Joey, instead of asking how she was feeling, the words “Of course” immediately escaped from my mouth.

The journey begins. In Toronto, Mr Ian [...]

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February 23, 2010

Haiti Forever – Missions 6 – Chapter 3 – The Finale

On the flight coming down were some very nice people from AirCastle, the large corporation who lease airplanes to Airline companies around the world. The plane we flew down on Tuesday was their contribution to the Haiti missions and they would like to do more.

One of the most important messages of the last 4 weeks [...]

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February 17, 2010

Working together, we can make a difference

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We are on the flight. Jude has just introduced me to Davinder who is a businessman and Ajmer who is a recently retired Air Canada employee. They are both part of the International Punjabi Foundation. They were approached by an organization in UK to help get crutches to Haiti. They called all [...]

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February 10, 2010

Our Fifth Mission, Our Biggest Load of Supplies

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I am actually in a great mood as I leave Montreal at 5:30 am to catch a flight to Toronto, its Feb 10th and we are headed to Haiti for Mission number 5.

There are over 33k kilos of goods leaving today, which is our biggest load to date. There are meds left [...]

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February 9, 2010

With the Fourth trip, we see progress and hope

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When we arrive at the Air Canada clinic the changes we see in one week are stupefying, there are more tents and the whole area seems more organized. We meet the director of the clinic who is a woman living in Greece, by way of Scotland, so the accent is quite charming. [...]

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February 8, 2010

Landing for the Fourth time – reality sets in, again

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The Canadian Air Force is now overseeing our rides, and the lady in charge is Captain Van Kemp. She has been very nice, last week 2 of our pallets disappeared and we are not sure what happened. Captain Van kemp tried this week with Loune to find them but to no avail. [...]

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February 6, 2010

Loading the Plane with Supplies and Help

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We got to the airport last night (Friday); we had gotten back from eating a very late dinner.

Jude tells me that we will all leave the following morning at 730 am as we will have to load the plane. Not the bottom of the plane but everything that goes on top, there [...]

February 5, 2010

ONEXONE's Fourth Relief Mission to Haiti Begins

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It is Friday the 5th of Feb 7:45 pm, I am in the auditorium of Riverdale High School in Toronto. On the stage is Riverdale’s string orchestra playing Vivaldi, I happen to love Vivaldi; I also love Lil Wayne and Mary J Blige and all kinds of music. Before the string orchestra [...]

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January 30, 2010

Returning from our Third Relief Mission

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As we are taking off, there is a lot of crying and I know there is one small baby who is having trouble breathing. Dr. Guy is concerned but confident that he will be ok. We have a lot of kids needing Pedialyte, which we have plenty of.

When the seat belt sign [...]

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January 26, 2010

Returning from Haiti, reality sets in

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As we deplane, the media is already on the ground photographing the plane.

James, Frank and myself have very specific plans:

We need to find all the goodies we have brought down for our police officers on the ground.
We need to make sure we find tents and sleeping bags and water and [...]

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January 24, 2010

Boarding the plane for second Relief Mission

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We landed at an executive plane area near the airport, Air Canada had organized for us to stay in the lounge area for a couple of hours before bringing us to the hanger for the departure to Haiti.

As we all settled in the lounge I felt it important to have [...]

January 22, 2010

Getting ready for second Relief Mission

Chapter 6 “Haiti Forever”

It’s Saturday morning and I’m already in a sweat as I try to get organized to leave for the airport in Montreal.

I woke up and opened the paper to the obituary that we have placed as we do every year – a notice of My Husband and Best friend Lou’s passing. Tuesday [...]

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January 20, 2010

Third Relief Mission – Takes Off

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We just took off. It’s 3am and the plane seemed to take every last foot of runway. I’m a little more stressed than usual, but maybe that’s because I know so much more about air travel than I knew before.

I came to work today at Air Canada Cargo after a [...]

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