by Christine Kim
Sunday, March 28, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- More than two months after an earthquake left Haiti in ruins and also left one Alaskan family trying to recover, its members say the support they've received has helped with some recent milestones.
It's a moment a mother will always remember -- and Terry Brelsford got to see it for a second time.
"I got to watch her take her first step on March 9th," Brelsford said. "It reminded me of when she first took her first step, when she was about a year old."
Brelsford's daughter Christa, who was in Haiti with her brother Julian as a volunteer, lost part of her leg when a building collapsed during the January quake. Julian received only minor injuries, and explained during his trip back to Haiti how the concrete fell on his little sister's leg.
"And her other leg was trapped, like this," Julian said in a YouTube video, demonstrating Christa's position when she was found.