Mayor of Milan, Letizia Moratti Visits St. Damien Hospital and President Preval

The Mayor of Milan, Letizia Moratti, tours St. Damien with Fr. Rick Frechette

The Mayor of Milan, Letizia Moratti, tours St. Damien with Fr. Rick Frechette

Hello everyone,
I am just back from Haiti, where I have been with Ida and Roberto Dall’Amico, once again for a very intense, sharp and very positive mission.

Mariavittoria Rava and Mayor Moratti at St. Damien Hospital

Mariavittoria Rava and Mayor Moratti at St. Damien Hospital

The Mayor of Milan, Letizia Moratti, visited St. Damien Hospital, and felt emotionally involved in our projects, understood Father Rick’s hard work and she said she would like to help us.

Mayor Moratti visit the ICU

Mayor Moratti visit the ICU

Mayor Moratti Visits with a child at St. Damien

Mayor Moratti Visits with a child at St. Damien

The same day we went to the Government Building, where we had an unexpected meeting with the Haitian President Preval and we talked with him about Nos Petits Frères et Soeurs, organisation that he knew already. Father Rick discussed with him and the Mayor a collaboration between Milan – Port-au-Prince that could pass through Fondazione Francesca Rava-N.P.H. President Preval has also asked to be invited for an official visit to St. Damien Hospital in Tabarre and have an Italian dinner at our guest house.

Mariavittoria Rava, President Preval, Mayor Moratti

Mariavittoria Rava, President Preval, Mayor Moratti

NPH is truly a project coming from Heaven. I am convinced more every day, and Father Wasson is leading us where we would have never thought. Now it’s our turn to work well in order to treasure these beautiful chances, with effort and with the joy of the results in our hearts. I have also seen Luciano on Francisville’s site. He’s very professional and humanitarian and he’s also very close to Father Rick’s work and ours.

In the care and emotion of these days, I have felt very close to everyone in this unbelievable adventure of help for the children of Haiti; any time you go there, you feel the emergency of the need, the scream in a dignified silence, the generosity absolute and free in the smiles of the people who welcome you, even in the midst of despair, hunger and disease.

Ten children of our street school in Wharf Jeremie, came from the slums to the airport, wearing “Casa dei Piccoli Angeli” (Kay Germaine) t-shirts, to welcome Mayor Moratti, Proud of this mission, they were wonderful and stayed with us the whole visit. Knowing where they came from, the conditions they live in and considering the fact that they may have not eaten since the day before, I was looking at them like heroes; heroes of love, peace and hope.

They not only need our help, but they deserve it, they deserve it beyond any obstacle and any difficulty. I would also like to share with you the beautiful pictures taken by Stefano Guindani, already on his 3rd trip to Haiti since December 2008. Please visit www.stefanoguindaniphoto.com to see his beautiful photos.

Thanks for being on our team!

Mariavittoria Rava
Executive Director – Fondazione Francesca Rava/NPH Italy ONLUS

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