Violinist Romel Joseph has been released from Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami after suffering severe injuries in the Haiti earthquake on Jan. 12. Joseph was released last Friday after he got a surprise visit from Miami High School students who played for him. The international violinist, who received a personal keyboard from Stevie Wonder, said he initially thought he would not survive. ” I am now fine, and I plan to return to Haiti to continue what I was doing”, Joseph added. Joseph was pulled from the rubble of his New Victorian School after 18 hours in which he ‘recited every concerto he’d played.’ His legs are shattered, several fingers broken. He lost his wife and the unborn child she was carrying in the disaster. The school he founded to teach poor Haitians music was destroyed.
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