One Year After Haiti Quake, W.D.M. Teen Says He Survived for a Reason

Staff Writer Adam Belz of the Des Moines Register writes in today’s edition: Makendy Estimphil looks out over a fairway at Glen Oaks Country Club and wrestles with why he is still alive. A year ago today, the then-18-year-old was preparing for a school dance in Leogane, Haiti, when an earthquake shook the tiny Caribbean nation. More than 1 million Haitians were left homeless; an estimated 230,000 died. Estimphil lived.

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