Tears for the Mountain

Tears for the Mountain

Number of page: 186
Author: Chris Rakunas
Publisher: Divertir Publishing
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Category: Political Science

On Tuesday, January 12th 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook the island nation of Haiti. The United States Agency for International Development estimated the death toll to be somewhere between 46,000 and 85,000 people, with 220,000 injured and over 1.5 million homeless. Many organizations, both from the U.S. and abroad, responded to the appeal for humanitarian aid. Dr. Stephen Schroering and Chris Rakunas went to Haiti to deliver over 21,000 pounds of medical and surgical supplies to the New Life Children’s Home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and several other hospitals. In Tears for the Mountain, Chris recounts his mission to deliver these supplies to the earthquake-ravaged island nation. Chris discusses both the triumphs and heartbreaks of the trip, the problems with distributing aid in a nation lacking the most basic infrastructure, and his unexpected encounter with a notorious Haitian warlord. A portion of the proceeds for this book will be donated to the New LifeChildren’s Home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

About The Author

Chris Rakunas is a native Californian who attended UC Berkeley and the University of Southern California. His writing has appeared in several newspapers and healthcare-related publications. Tears for the Mountain is his first book. He and his wife, Darcey, currently reside in Florida.