When The Earth Shook
Dr Virginia's Story
In 2010, Dr. Virginia Chevalier was a young medical resident doing her hospital rounds in southern Haiti when, around 5pm on January 12, the earth started shaking.
She remembers everything sliding beneath her feet and feeling like there was nothing to support her. She still feels the shaking, even today.
I think the earthquake brought something to us. We started to realise that the way we used to live was not correct, and that we have to integrate into the world. If every Haitian can think like this, I think that everything that happened to us will serve to progress us; to bring something different for the next generation. There is a lesson. We have to push to enter into life; to not be separate.
And so, Virginia — and Haiti — bravely pushes on.