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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 20 2010 12:00 a.m. MST

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If you all only knew the quality of Jeremy and his crew. They are all amazing people. They would do the same thing for any of us - and wouldn't want ANY recognition for it. I'm sure Mr. Johnson will be red in the face when he finds out about all the support from this great State of Utah. For their safety - please pray for them. - Sincerely - a close friend of Jeremy Johnson


Jeremy is amazing. The supplies he brought in today will help many children. I personally know the individuals that received it tonight and can assure you that they would never take from the children in their care. It was a success due to the brave and relentless efforts of this individual. God bless him.

It saddens me that people comment before understanding circumstances.Children/orphans are not being kidnapped but have already lost family members prior to this situation that could care for them and thus are in the process of being sent to a place that they can be cared for. Are we not our brothers keepers.


Jeremy is a hero of mine. He is making this happen. He is not alone, many of his closest friends are out there doing exactly what he is doing with him.

Jer, the hardest thing to do is to inspire people...and you have done that. Way to go brother.


Especially if you have not been to Haiti, please think about and be careful what you say. We are adopting three children from an orphanage in Haiti and have been in process for over 2 years. We have watched kids die in the orphanages and that was before the country was devastated by an earthquake. Even before the quake, these kids were lucky to get 1 meal a day and when they got sick they usually had to try to ride it out, because there wasn't any medical care available for them. There are more parasites living inside these kids than you can imagine and the look in their eyes is a look of desparation and a cry for help. For these kids, if they stay, it is not a matter of "if" they die, it is a matter of "when". Thank God for people like Jeremy, who are helping these deserving children to have the chance that they deserve in life!

Heber Trunnell

What a touching and well-written article on the heroism of on man, a St. George man, who is sacrifcing much more than time and money to bring some comfort and solace to a torn and battered people. Thank you for publishing this peice. It brought the reality of the suffering and the concurrent service being done in Haiti much closer to home.


I cannot belive that some people don't understand the problem. There is no intent to take children away from their family but to take children to their family. I have some adopted children and I am their parent, so taking these orphans closer to their parents is truly an act of love. So for those of you who don't know and don't know Jeremy, Corbin, CJ and others who are at risk for this, back off and let good people do good things. And thanks to the Mormon church for their willingness to share with everyone.


Ditto to the positive comments and praise to Jeremy Johnson. He is an amazing person and helps many people in so many places. His sadness for not being able to help more children is truly sincere. He would give his own life if he knew it would help!

He has risked his life for others, used his resources time and time again, and given so much to so many.... all without asking for any praise or recognition in return. The world would be a far better place with more men and women like those working with Jeremy in Haiti.

God speed my friend! Be safe and when you can, return home to us safely!


Thank you Jeremy for the selfless act you have done and for the example you have been to all of us. I wish you the best and know that you and those orphans are in my prayers.


It amazes me how someone can read an article then make negative comments that show they need to read the article, not just glance through it. Whoa, no wonder they turn things around and upside down. The children he wants to bring here have no future in Haiti. Thanks to him for having a burning desire to give them a future--something most of us think about but don't ever do much to change what can be done.


Jeremy is a sweet person, he would do anything to help a family in need,I know him he is a great man, His Niece is my Best Friend, I know he would do anything for them, even but them a new house.Don't be mean to him, would you do such a thing for them?!

Jennifer Gallardo

Jeremy, your actions touch me greatly, as has the plight of all those suffering in Haiti (especially the children). My son went on a mission trip to Haiti and worked in the orphanages.... The person who made the "please" comment does not know what he is talking about. Thank you for helping.

Jamie Wood

I am so touched to hear about the miracles that Jeremy is creating! He is inspiring! I want to assist in getting these orphans to Utah and to the families that are waiting for them here in the states. I just called the governors office and left a message stating just that I want to make this happen. We can make miracles happen if we just open our hearts and mouths!!

Thank you Jeremy for being the Angel in the lives of so many!

Gabe and Lesley Sperry

What you and your team are doing is amazing! Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the people of haiti. Be safe, Love the Sperry Family.


I'd like to answer the person that wrote "Instead of ... taking children from their family and parents, why doesn't he fly in some needed supplies instead?"

There are two answers to your question. The first is: He IS flying in supplies. Jeremy has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of his own money taking food and medication to the people of Haiti. And the second part is: Look up the word 'orphan' sometime, since you clearly don't understand what it means. The children he's flying out don't HAVE families, and had already been adopted by American parents who have been waiting months, and even years, to take custody of them.

mrs. r

i echo the jean val jean comment!

i would love to help in any way i can. bring those orphans to my house! i would love to love on them while their adoptions get figured out.

jeremy, thou art the man!


How can we get ahold of him to adopt some children? My husband and I would love to have 2 or 3 children to add to our family!

love this story

Jeremy has been blessed and is an example of being his brothers keeper.
I'm sure if the parents could, they'd thank Jeremy and all others alike for their efforts. I know someday they will be able to.
We are all brothers and sisters, these brothers and sisters just live farther away then the ones in the same state or a few hour flight away. We are all in need at one time or another in our lives. Please don't be judgemental, if so or if you aren't going to help out , please don't say anything.
These children are gorgeous, I hope and pray that their wait to have a place called home is speedy.
Let's all come together instead of divide.


As everyone has already commented, these children are orphans. They have no families. Where they are living right now, the crime rate and violence is unheard of here. Who would want a child living in that type of environment. Thirdly, even the medical supplies they are sending are not enough. They do not have places to operate, not enough blood donation for their type, and many more problems. We need to let people help in every possible way. People like Jeremy can never be replaced. They are what make our country what it is and other countries are praying and hoping that we will succeed too. Bless everyone who takes action or at least an open heart and prayers.


My knowledge of Jeremy is that this is one of the many charitable tasks he performs whenever and wherever a need is known to him. Long live his spirit and vitality. The world needs more Jeremy's. God bless.

Michael Karr

My wife and I would love to adopt some of thees kids how would we go about that?

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