On our final day, Oregonian reporter Kimberly Wilson and I made a trip to the mountains outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It was here we met up with Joe Wilkins of Beaverton, Oregon who was in the middle of the adoption process when the earthquake struck Haiti. God’s Littlest Angels orphanage was in the middle of evacuation a group of more than 80 children, including Wilkins’ new son Samuel from Haiti to Miami, Florida.
It was a great way to end our coverage in Haiti. The most memorable moment of the trip for me would come from our caravan through the streets of downtown Port-au-Prince. As the as the 7 vans filled with more than 80 children rolled through town with the windows down, they were singing songs – and although they were singing in french, they were all familiar tunes. Many of the people on the streets that were standing amongst the rubble and it was a touching moment as many of them stopped and turned their heads to see where the music was coming from. It was a bit of beauty amongst massive amounts of destruction.