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Ms. Rachelle Blanchard

From humble Haitian beginnings, Rachelle Blanchard, was raised by her parents in the town of La Plaine until age 21.  However, in 2010, her life and all she’d grown accustomed to took a devastating turn.  Rachelle shared her personal story of survival and recovery from the 2010 Haiti Earthquake that took the lives of family and friends, and devastated the country she once called home.  While this 7.0 quake was reported to last only 30 seconds, it left an aftermath of disturbing images, death and destruction for miles around.  Days after the tremor, Rachelle vividly recalled...

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