NEW YORK — On January 12, 2010, Jimmy Amisial, then a teenager, was living in his native Gonaives when he felt tremors. Though the epicenter of the earthquake that struck in Haiti was 15 miles south of Port-au-Prince, the moments of shock soon turned to anguish as Haitians worldwide worried about the status of loved ones.
Amisial remembers waiting three days to finally hear from his mother, who was visiting the Haitian capital. Luckily, she was unharmed.
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