Residents Bring Hope, “Trouble” to Haiti
Nancy Blaisdell and her son Peter Neudel recently spent Christmas in Haiti as part of a Breakfast with Santa event to bring hope, care and toys to children in Haiti. The mission was run by the non-profit Sante Fanm Ak Lafanmi Inc., created by Sherline Chery-Morriset, a Haitian native now from Boston.
As part of their donation to the children of Haiti, Blaisdell and Neudel brought Trouble the Dog, a stuffed animal, and a children’s book “Here’s Trouble.” Trouble is a Marblehead-based company created by 17-year-old Kendra Duncan and her aunt Sheila Duncan, both local residents.
Bringing a message of “Where there’s Trouble there’s hope,” Trouble the Dog has become a universal symbol of hope and resilience for youth.
“The Breakfast with Santa will be an annual event and we hope each year when can continue to bring Trouble the dog,” Cherry said. “The Breakfast with Santa purpose was to bring joy to children who had endure such a horrific event after the earthquake devastated Haiti one year ago. Trouble the dog is now being held by children ranging from the age of 18 months to 13 years in Port-au-Prince.”