Haiti quake sends father on blessing-filled odyssey for daughter

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  • kelly
    Feb. 8, 2010 7:50 p.m.

    We want to let people know gina is a rockstar!!!!!!! Trust me we know!

  • Ty Mangrum
    Feb. 5, 2010 3:17 p.m.

    I sit here in Southern California, in comfort, with abundance all around, reading my e-mails when my mom sends me a link to this story. I grew up in Seattle but would visit relatives in Utah every summer. Jeremy and I became close. He has always been the type of person to work hard, help others and make things happen. This may be an extraordinary story but anyone who knows Jeremy would not be suprised. He has been and continues to be an inspiration and example to me and I assume anyone who comes into contact with him. I can't stop thinking about all that I have been blessed with and the scripture "where much is given, much is required." Jeremy has obviously met that requirement head on and if he can do it so can we.

  • Christine Billings
    Feb. 5, 2010 2:32 p.m.

    This was truley an inspiring story! I am so happy that all worked out and that the orphanage is getting the help it needs. I am very proud to say we are related!

  • Jennifer (Stears) Handy
    Jan. 27, 2010 4:37 p.m.

    I AM SO HAPPY for you guys. . . What an amazing story. Please let me know if I can help out in ANY WAY!!!

  • So Awesome!
    Jan. 24, 2010 11:37 p.m.

    Congratulations you guys. This is/was an amazing story and best wishes to you all in the future!

  • Mindy Hallstrom Colasurdo
    Jan. 24, 2010 10:57 p.m.

    Hollie I saw your story on the news tonight and was so excited for you and your family. Congratulations on getting your daughter here safely and to your husband for being able to help so many other children get the care that they needed. What an awesome experience that will bless your family and many others forever. It is great to see that you are happy and doing so well.
    Take care.

  • Rob
    Jan. 24, 2010 10:16 p.m.

    I just can't beleive the miracles happening. What a horrible time but then look at all the beautiful stories, hearts touched and so much good done. I just love how people are turning to God so much. So many people are praying all around the world and in Haiti. Prayers are being answered.

  • Monsieur le prof
    Jan. 24, 2010 2:08 p.m.

    It just shows what one person/family can do when they want put their mind to it. Thanks for this wonderful heart-warming story.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 24, 2010 10:57 a.m.

    I am soooo glad I found this article in the DN. I read about this family first on the "other" newspaper and heck, the article was just ready for bitter people to post the most bigot comments you may ever read. I was feeling sad but then I found this! how uplifiting! thanks DN and God bless all these good people!

  • yes
    Jan. 24, 2010 9:17 a.m.

    He did the right thing! To Ditto: i can easily find fault with what the Mormons do and how they do it. But today is not the day for that. This family has done the right thing, the same kind of thing that Christians do all the time all over the world.

  • Mahershalalhashbaz
    Jan. 24, 2010 8:17 a.m.

    Cute kids. Great story.

  • good story
    Jan. 24, 2010 7:47 a.m.

    good story.

    But don't forget the tragedy that sets this apart.

  • Oh Utah keep going
    Jan. 24, 2010 7:01 a.m.

    I've read several stories about these orphans and their great rescuers and benefactors.

    The beautiful part is beautiful, but I keep thinking about the ones who are so sad because they didn't get to come.

    I hope all you who have connections with this can keep it going, and over the weeks ahead get them all out and safely to new homes.

    Awesome story.

  • Ditto--
    Jan. 24, 2010 6:08 a.m.

    I was so touched by the persistence and courage to fulfill this family's dream. Thank you for this uplifting article. So much good will come of this as the WORLD watches these stories unfold. How can anyone find fault in what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or its membership stand for? You can't!

    There is a lot of good, time and resources given by others to bless the lives of the Haitian people. Thank you ALL for giving of yourselves. You are my heroes.

    "We are all brothers, no one goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others, comes back into our own." A Mc

  • Josh Lee
    Jan. 24, 2010 4:27 a.m.

    Beautiful story. We are all very blessed.