This Fourth of July will be a holiday of firsts for one Twin Cities family. Barry and Megan Quiggle of St. Paul will celebrate the holiday with their three new sons from Haiti.
On Monday, the Road to We Day Minnesota took WCCO-TV to Northdale Middle School in the Anoka-Hennepin School District.
An international soccer team that’s overcome incredible odds gets to bring home some hardware for a job well done. A team called “Haitian Initiative”, composed of young athletes from Haiti, played their way into the Championship game at Saturday night’s Schwann’s USA Cup. They were the runner’s up. The team was able to travel from the Caribbean with the help of retired soccer pro Tony Sanneh, who’s originally from Minnesota. Fifteen-thousand players from around the world came to the week-long soccer tournament in Blaine.
Hundreds of soccer teams are in Blaine this weekend for what’s called the “largest youth sports event in the Western Hemisphere.” One team, however, has overcome more than most of us could imagine to get a shot to compete.
The road to We Day Minnesota takes us to Northdale Middle School in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. A student run group there is earning their way to We Day by serving people in Haiti, and in their own school. We Day is a star-studded one day event coming to Minnesota Oct. 8. About 18,000 Minnesota students will pack the Xcel Center in St. Paul to celebrate service to others.
About a year ago, a pair of brothers in Haiti told a St. Paul couple that gave them an opportunity for adoption that they wanted their younger sibling to have a home first.
Given an opportunity for adoption, a pair of brothers wanted their younger sibling to have a home first. Touched by their selflessness, a St. Paul family is now on a journey that will change those boys’ lives and their own.
A Journalist covering the destruction in Haiti begins to suffer from PTSD. She takes some intense, even frightening measures to cure herself. Read the story.
About 100 doctors, nurses and pharmacists have volunteered in Haiti since the January 2010 quake.
In the wake of Haiti’s quake, more than two dozen Minnesota families have welcomed new children into their homes. The adoptions of 39 kids headed here were among hundreds put on the fast track. Two of them belong to Dawn and Lee Shelton.
With six kids, Mary and Bill Kratz had a big family. It got even bigger early Wednesday when two new members of the family arrived from Haiti.
When the earthquake struck Haiti one year ago, many people wanted to help. A lot of people donated money, while others were compelled to volunteer.
One year after an earthquake devastated Haiti, killing more than 300,000 people by some estimates, some are getting a fresh start in Minnesota.
Churches, schools and city halls around Minnesota will join with many more nationwide in tolling their bells to commemorate the anniversary of Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake and the 300,000 people killed, but it will be particularly poignant for one Duluth church.
Wednesday will mark one year since the earth shook in Haiti. More than a quarter of a million people lost their lives that day. One of the victims was a young Minnesota man studying to be a pastor.