Charles &Gigi LeMorzellec, Eden Garden Orphanage directors
Dave Wooster and Rob Freeman enjoying the water with the kids
In the evening, we took a tour of the orphanage and then visited the home of Mr. & Mrs. Raymond, an elderly couple that we have met on a few occasions as they have come through the medical clinic. Mrs. Raymond is completely blind and Mr. Raymond is blind in one eye. During the earthquake, the roof of their home collapsed, leaving them with a gaping hole in their bedroom ceiling along with a broken arm for Mrs. Raymond. We watched as Mr. Raymond tenderly cared for his wife, and proudly showed us his delapidated home. For income, they raise goats and chickens which they will sell to make a little money, but it would be impossible for them to earn enough to pay the $450 it would cost to repair their roof. When we realized that our meal at our hotel was going to cost around $22 per person that day, it was an easy decision to skip a meal and put those funds towards a new roof for Mr. &Mrs. Raymond instead.
Mr. Raymond/The Raymonds' bedroom (Mrs. Raymond resting in bed)