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"Take My Child"

Written by: Kelsey Wilson, Executive Administrative Assistant at myLIFEspeaks

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“Take my child.”

“What did she just say?”

The woman spoke in Creole and I wasn’t yet familiar with the language as it was my first trip to Haiti. Our translator sat there on the bed of the slowly moving pickup truck, looking at his feet, shaking his head. I asked again. “She told you to take her child.” Me? A stranger? Why would she want a complete stranger to take her child? She didn’t know me, my heart, my