Wycleaf Jean’s charity takes Haitian girls to shopping
New York: Wycleaf Jean’s charity organization gave three Haitian girls, who lost their limbs in the earthquake earlier this year, a reason to smile – by letting them shop goods worth 1,000 dollars at Kmart.
The youngest of the three girls, Farah Maurice, 8, had lost a leg above the knee, while the other two girls, Magarette Pierre, 17, and Chantal Mori, 17, each lost an arm, in the earthquake.
The rapper’s charity, ‘Yele Haiti’ associated with the W 34th St store to provide the girls with clothing, shoes and makeup.
"When you come from a country where you make 1 dollar a day, giving them 1,000 dollars is like giving them 10,000 dollars," the New York Daily News quoted Jean, as saying.
He added: "They need to know there are people like them and they`re normal. Today they``re not thinking, `I don`t have a leg.` They`re just being kids and they`re happy."
The girls will also be treated at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia for free. They will be fitted with prosthetic limbs on June 3.