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Wyclef Jean and Kmart Partner to Give Three Young Haitian Amputees One Thousand Dollar Shopping Spree

Wyclef Jean Treats Haitian Amputees To Shopping Spree [Pics]

 

Wyclef Jean made a positive move this weekend, treating three survivors of the Haiti earthquake to a shopping spree.

The three recipients selected by Clef and his Yele Haiti foundation are young ladies who lost limbs during the tragedy.

The organization worked alongside the Global Medical Relief Fund to fly the ladies and their families to New York where Wyclef took them to a local K-Mart for a shopping spree.

Speaking to the media about his plan to smiles on the amputees’ faces, Clef said,

“When you come from a country where you make $1 a day, giving them $1,000 is like giving them $10,000…they need to know there are people like them and they’re normal. Today they’re not thinking, ‘I don’t have a leg.’ They’re just being kids and they’re happy.”


The three recipients of the shopping spree were 17-year-old Margarette Pierre who lost her arm, 17-year-old Chantal Mori who lost her arm as well, and 8-year-old Sarah Maurice who lost her leg above the knee.

The ladies will be flown to Philadelphia in June where they’ll receive free treatment for their prosthetic limbs.

From Left to Right) Chantal Mori, Wyclef Jean, Margarette Pierre and Sarah Maurice


Wyclef and 8-year-old Sarah Maurice


Claudinette Jean, Wyclef Jean and Sarah Maurice


***Photo credit: Bill Davila for LookToThe Stars.org***

Comment Comments: 4 Tags Tags: haiti, haiti earthquake
  • Mabel

    This is really good news, especially since they will be getting prosthetic limbs. Good work Yele and Global medical. If only all the amputees could be as blessed.

  • statim08

    Too little too late.

  • sony

    well im glad he’s puttin my donation from my cell fon to use finally!!!!

  • mememe

    wouldn’t donate to his org sure there are better ones to donate to… at least until he can figure out his issues that he has with it anyway. it is good that he is doing something for the kids, but there are alot more people going through things too. best wishes to all of them.