Not about Haiti.
But I do remember the world absolutely exploding. Rushing to help, aid agencies at the scene, other news stories robbed of airtime, newspaper space, money being raised, coin drives, donations, prayer. It was talked about some at school, some teachers spending a lot of time discussing it, others not speaking of it at all. The whole world came together that week. So - what happened?
The news have stopped covering it. Donation boxes have disappeared. Dinner conversation has gone back to work, school and North American life. Gone are the news stories: "Canada donates $ (x-amount) to Haitian Relief Effort." The government isn't matching donations anymore.
We have forgotten.
But they still need help. One year later, Haiti still needs us! Please don't forget Haiti. We are reminded today because it's the one-year mark, but we need to remember them, and all other suffering countries everyday. We can't be blind to the poverty and suffering because we're all sitting here in our comfortable, luxurious North American lifestyle.
Please remember. Today, and always.