“TV doesn’t do justice to how
widespread the damage is,”
Maine’s Coast Guard commander says
Before he left for Haiti, Capt. James McPherson of Kittery was given a little toy shark by his 5-year-old son, Connor.
McPherson, commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Northern New England in Portland and South Portland, gave the shark to a 4-year-old boy near the American embassy in Port-au-Prince. The little boy, covered with dust from the ruined city, plays with the toy all day.
McPherson is amazed at how well the children of Port-au-Prince are rebounding from the earthquake that destroyed their city.
“They’re just completely resilient. But it makes you wonder – what’s his future, what’s going to happen from here?” said McPherson.
Click on this link for the rest of today’s story by Matt Wickenheiser of the Portland Press Herald.