Sonson’s mother and father were killed when their home collapsed after the 7.3-magnitude quake struck on January 12, 2010. The boy’s older sister was missing.
The deadly temblor had ruined the Caribbean nation, killing more than 200,000 people and leaving another 1.5 million homeless.
Sonson, 8, survived the falling debris but was left with just the clothes on this back, and shredded plastic sandles about four sizes too big. At the orphanage he was understandably in shock, terrified, and constantly wiping away tears.
Five years later, Al Jazeera found Sonson again. He’s 13-years old now and still lives in the same orphanage, but everything else in his life has changed. He’s put on weight and looks healthy, and the wounds from falling rubble have long since healed. via – Al Jazeera English