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Wynn Walent
Wynn Walent lives in Haiti where he works with The St Luke Foundation and Nos Petits Freres et Soeurs Haiti. The combined programs of these two Haitian-led organizations provide work to over 1600 people in Haiti, comprise thirty schools and over 8000 students, and entails a network of medical care that encompasses three hospitals, two cholera treatments centers, and two maternity clinics.

Wynn is also a singer and songwriter who wrote and recorded the folllowing benefit for Haiti.

To reach Wynn you can write to

Entries by Wynn Walent

Dear New York (A Catholic Priest and a Supermodel)

(0) Comments | Posted January 1, 2016 | 3:40 PM


In anticipation of our celebration for St. Luke's Hospital, which will be held in New York City on January 14th, and is in honor of Madame Marie Fenestor and generously hosted by our friend Kenneth Cole, I sent the following email...

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A Benefit Record for Haiti: Funeral Music for the Living

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 5:10 PM

There are two parts to this piece. Part one takes the form of a short video found here.

The second part is found below:

"I'd like to jump on the flatbed truck this morning. I'd like to go with the team to the Port au Prince city...
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Grievability and the Right to Fight in Haiti

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 4:17 PM

This story begins with the earthquake, but it is not about the earthquake.

Marie Ginie was 14 when the earthquake destroyed her home. No one was inside that day, and each of her siblings and both of her parents were unharmed. Time passed and 15 months later Marie Ginie's...

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George Bailey and a St. Luke Haiti Christmas

(0) Comments | Posted December 26, 2013 | 4:05 PM

"Wait for what?!"' shouts young George Bailey to the miserly Mr. Potter in one of the opening scenes of It's a Wonderful Life. Mr. Potter has suggested that the poor residents of Bedford Falls must wait before living in a decent home. George, indignant, does not agree.

At St. Luke...

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Who Cares About Esther Desir and Raphael Louigene?

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 10:46 AM

If you've grown weary of the many depressing stories detailing a lack of progress in Haiti, then keep reading. I get the Google Alerts every day. If you're reading this, maybe you do too.

Most of the stories tell of inefficient foreign aid, isolated incidents of violence or protest...

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Ripples of Hope, COPA in Haiti

(1) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 11:56 AM

"Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve...

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Music From St. Damien's Hospital, Haiti

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 3:14 PM

For a link to hear and download music (free of charge), please see the link at bottom of this post.

Just hours after the devastating earthquake of 2010, the Haitian people began to sing. That first night in January was an apocalyptic scene; homes and businesses flattened, mothers searching frantically...

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Haitian Mothers and the Meaning of Rain

(2) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 8:18 PM

My mother loves the rain. Some of my earliest memories are of her excitedly preparing my sisters and I to venture outside to splash in gutters, jump in puddles, and carelessly kick around as children so naturally do. She'd laugh, she'd skip, and she'd sing, as if teaching us to...

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