The Haiti earthquake was a terrible tragedy that made headlines around the world, but for one New Zealand family, it was a particularly heart wrenching event.
Emily Sanson-Réjouis from Nelson lost her husband Emmanuel and daughters Kofie-Jade and Zenzie in the earthquake. Fortunately daughter Alyahna survived, and Emily and Alyahna have since returned to Nelson to be with family.
This month, Emily set up Foundation Réjouis to realise Emmanuel’s aspiration of providing inspirational educational opportunities for the disadvantaged children of his birth-country Haiti – opportunities beyond traditional learning, such as sports and music education.
Emily and Emmanuel had banked the cord blood for their three girls with CordBank and we will be making a donation to Foundation Réjouis to help this worthy cause. If you would like to make a donation, the details are:
Bank account name: Foundation Rejouis
Bank of New Zealand, Nelson Branch
Account number: 02-0704-0075051-00
For more information on the Haiti Earthquake family.