By Cherri Gregg
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A student from a Chester County prep school traveled to Haiti and got a crash course in the real life aftermath of an earthquake.
“I don’t think any experience that could prepare really you.”
Devon Prep Senior Connell White spent three days in Haiti. He traveled there with his father on a recruiting trip sponsored by Notre Dame. He says it was hard to believe that it’s been more than two years since the devastating earthquake shook Haiti, killing thousands and leaving even more without homes.
“We went by the capital building, which was still torn in two. It looked like nothing was being done and it honestly looked like nothing is going to be done because there is no money.”
He says even though Haiti’s capital, Port au Prince, sits in ruin, the people he met were jubilant and hopeful.
“They have so much respect for their country, they have so much pride in being called Haitian.”
White says he wants to go back and to help, but in the meantime he is thankful.
“As cliché as it sounds, it makes me appreciate what I have.”