KCBD SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT: From Lubbock to Haiti, Day 3 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

KCBD SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT: From Lubbock to Haiti, Day 3

Sondra, namesake of Sondra's Song Sondra, namesake of Sondra's Song
MONTROUIS, HAITI -

Yet another Haitian day has gone by and I'm starting to dread leaving this wonderful place!

I told you yesterday that today we would be going to find a little girl named Sondra.

Who is Sondra you ask? You may remember, the name of the organization that I'm with here in Haiti is Sondra's Song. Back in Lubbock, they assist foster children who are aging out of care. However, they also have a huge hand in serving the people of Haiti. 

About two years ago, Sandi Turner was serving at a clinic hosted by the orphanage here, when a 15-year old woman came in with a little girl named Sondra. She told the staff that she did not have the means to care for Sondra and asked if the orphanage could take the little girl in. The orphanage agreed and took her; however, they told the woman she would need to get the father to sign the rights away as well. The mother then told them that Sondra's father had died in the earthquake. In my effort to not give too much away before this story airs in February, I'll refrain from telling the whole story, however, Sondra eventually ended up back with her mother. 

When Sandi met this little girl two years ago, she formed an instant connection Sondra. When it came time for Sandi to start her own organization, she knew she wanted to name it after the Haitian girl that stole her heart. Therefore, every time Sandi returns to Haiti, she insists on finding Sondra and that's exactly what we set out to do this morning. 

Sondra's mother has moved from village to village and has lived in a different hut every time Sandi has looked for her, making this task difficult. Today, our translator, Wessner, took us up to a rocky dirt road, lined with cement block huts. You could see how anxious Sandi was to find her, looking every which way for a glimpse of the little girl. All of a sudden, this ball of energy pops out of nowhere and runs toward us. Sandi let out a joyful scream and swept Sondra up in her arms. Her mother instantly tells Sandi through the translator, that the child had just asked for Sandi yesterday.

This certainly is one of the stories I'm most excited to tell you from Haiti.

Stay tuned. From Haiti, with love. 

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