During the summer of 2004, the Resurrection Dance Theater of Haiti, a group of about 15 boys and young men who lived in the St. Joseph's Home for Boys in Port-au-Prince visited our home and gave a dance performance.
They were pure energy and dance talent. They all drummed, danced and sang and laughed their buns off all evening.
Quite simply- they were remarkable.
Karl and I were in awe of the boys and what they accomplished. They were a joyous. They were happy. Karl became friends with Michael Geilenfield the founder of the orphanage and the dance troupe and visited Michael and the boys in Port-au-Prince.
He stayed in guests rooms in their home and was impressed by their family. Michael and the kids were thriving.
This is what their home looks like now. The kids survived. They were outside when the quake hit.
Here are the dancers when they visited in 2004- they seldom stopped singing. My daughter Mary is on the far left.
Our backyard has not hosted so much energy since- these guys rocked the neighborhood!
Here is a recent photo of Michael and the boys.