Haitian Centenarians Celebrate 82 Years Of Marriage, Give God Credit for Lengthy and Healthy Life

Marie Yoland Eveillard speaks with her father Duranord Veillard, who will celebrate his 108th birthday on Saturday, and mother Jeanne Veillard, in Spring Valley. Jeanne turns 105 in May. The couple got married in Haiti in 1932. (Photo: Tania Savayan/The Journal News)
Marie Yoland Eveillard speaks with her father Duranord Veillard, who will celebrate his 108th birthday on Saturday, and mother Jeanne Veillard, in Spring Valley. Jeanne turns 105 in May. The couple got married in Haiti in 1932.
(Photo: Tania Savayan/The Journal News)

A husband and wife thought to be Rockland County’s oldest married couple will celebrate their birthdays this weekend — with a combined age of 212.

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18 Dead from Carnival Float Accident in Haiti

© AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery People injured during carnival celebrations lie down as they wait for treatment at the emergency room of the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, early Tuesday, Feb. 17th
© AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery People injured during carnival celebrations lie down as they wait for treatment at the emergency room of the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, early Tuesday, Feb. 17th

At least 18 people were killed and 60 injured early on Tuesday when a carnival float hit power lines in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince on the second day of the annual festival, officials said. Continue reading 18 Dead from Carnival Float Accident in Haiti

19-Year-Old Haitian Boy Found Hanging in the Public Square in Dominican Republic (Warning: Disturbing Image)

19 year old identified as Lulile who shined shoes at the hospital found hung on Wednesday.
19 year old identified as Lulile who shined shoes at the hospital found hung on Wednesday.

A Haitian man of 19 years was beaten and hung in the public square of Ercilia Pepin, near the Marìa José Cabral and Baez hospital in Santiago where he shined shoes. It is being described as a hate crime where no motive except that the man was Haitian. Demonstrations that included the burning of the Haitian flag did ensue. Continue reading 19-Year-Old Haitian Boy Found Hanging in the Public Square in Dominican Republic (Warning: Disturbing Image)

‘Miracle on Voodoo Mountain’ Book Tells Remarkable Story of One Woman Who Pushed Back the Darkness for Haiti’s Children

(PHOTO: THOMAS NELSON) Megan Boudreaux, founder of the nonprofit Respire Haiti, shares her story in the book "Miracle on Voodoo Mountain: A Young Woman's Remarkable Story of Pushing Back the Darkness for the Children of Haiti."
(PHOTO: THOMAS NELSON)
Megan Boudreaux, founder of the nonprofit Respire Haiti, shares her story in the book “Miracle on Voodoo Mountain: A Young Woman’s Remarkable Story of Pushing Back the Darkness for the Children of Haiti.”

Megan Boudreaux had visited Haiti before on short-term business and missions trips, but never did she imagine that God would call her to permanently abandon a comfortable life in the U.S. for a bare-bones one in a third-world country plagued by poverty and child slavery and that was just starting to climb its way out of a devastating earthquake.

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