Book: Walking in Broken Shoes - A Nurse's Story of Haiti and the Earthquake by Susan Magnuson Walshcategories: Book, Haitians, Medical Mission, Earthquake, Authentic Information, Natural Disaster, Haiti
Susan Magnuson Walshabout this book: Walking in Broken Shoes: a Nurse's Account of Haiti and the Earthquake has recently been named "Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year" in the Christian Living category. A personal account of the 2010 tragedy in Haiti through the eyes of nurse practitioner and author Susan Magnuson Walsh, Walking in Broken Shoes details her team's medical work in Haiti leading up to the disaster and their immediate response after the earthquake.
In 2008 Susan founded Little by Little, a non-profit that sends medical teams to Haiti. In January 2010, the Little by Little team was providing medical care to hundreds of people in a mountain village just outside the capital of Port-Au-Prince. On the evening of January 12, as Susan and her team were leaving the clinic, the fault lines in south western Haiti shifted dramatically, resulting in a devastating earthquake with unprecedented damage, injury, and loss of human life. Susan provides a respectful and empathetic account of the tragedy she witnessed as a first responder. Even during the book's heartbreaking moments, Susan's hopeful, faithful, and determined spirit shines through to inspire those who wish to serve others.
Susan's award-winning book is also the basis for the documentary Today We Saw the Face of God, which has been showing in film festivals this past spring and will soon be released to the public. Susan is available for public speaking and participating in book club discussions, either in person or online via Skype or Google Chat.
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