There were two other students from Bayonnais who did not survive. They were still in the school when it collapsed. Although Miselet does not mention this, I know that he is so grateful to not have gone through the same fate that they suffered.
I thank God that he is alive and well. Please read his story below:
On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 12:03 PM, miselet saint-louis
My dear friend Peter,
To explain you, Monday11th the test began, at 9 AM , I went out home at 7h 50 in order to take bus, I found blockade in the road, I arrived too late, the students have already started. They gave me the exam, I prayed God it was a French. I took a time to read, to finish it, I began doing in that which has more point and I have done it.
After, the Rector said to us, the second and 3th test will be done in new Local at Turgeau mountain. Since I have gone in Port au Prince I have heard talking from there. I have never gone there. There was available bus to us to go to Turgeau. My friend Eddy and I were in the same bus.
When we got in the campus, he and I walked around the campus, after we took a while time to talk about the buildings and see where people build near to gully, I said to Eddy, see where people build and there is a cliff near to the buildings of the faculty. And I Said again if there is an earthquake I see those people are going to die at 12 AM on Monday. I told Eddy that. We finished the two rest exams .
To go back home I said to Eddy again, the roads the bus passed with us, we can’t go along alone, we are following the road right we don’t do right or left, it’s 1 hour by feet because car traffic does not go there. We didn’t lose, when we arrived where we went to get our diploma 12th and 13th we saw where we are.
I live so far than Eddy, when we left Eddy said, Miselet, the fact that you live so far you have to get up early. On Tuesday, I had English, Biology, and Math. I spent the night Monday to study. I slept at midnight and awoke at 5 AM to keep studying. I have prepared well for the test and I left home at 7h 5 AM. I found blockade again. I arrived where I have to walk by feet to the faculty it was 8h20. I didn’t know what can I do to arrive on time. I call a taxi, he said, he can’t go there alone with me. I explained with wisdom he said no. I see another one, he said the fact that you’re alone you will pay double money, I say no problem. I always found blockade. I arrive at 9 h2. When I got in class I see all students composed in English, I took the exam, I did 15 minutes in it and I have done it, it seem Actionnel that prepared it. Eddy had only English to do this day, he say to me, he can’t wait for me, because I have biology and Maths again . He leave me. When he leaves, I felt so sad, because he only I know among the students he says good luck.
I went out home without eating. I have no clue to buy even water. I finished biology at 2h20 I feel very good in biology. During math all the students sleep, and the teacher said many students always have problem when they compose in Math. At 3h45 we finished Math. I go out of the class. I felt isolated because I was alone in the road. When I arrive where I have to take bus to go home, I have an idea to buy food. There is another which prevented me from buying it. I went to a food seller. She says she has Rice source beans and vegetables. I didn’t buy it, she said, In Haiti we live, you don’t buy the food you don’t know if not the last you eat. I leave even water I don’t drink.
I took bus. I live Delmas 33, when I’m in 32, I got a call from my friend in Bayonnais whose name is Mode at 4:30 after talking to her I got down the bus.
I saw I walked so high and houses, wall and others are coming in front of me, I fall down and get up that I see. After, for God delevers me, there is a wind takes me and lead me in a street when I arrive there I was indisposed I was lying down there. I was in front of someone when I lying down. He said , Oh I die, he got his hands into my pocket he saw my phone and my Identification card. There is someone passed around me with package Miracle water, the person passed the water in my face, he said you’re alive, I shake my head, he gave me arm I got up, he said if I can go I said yes, I didn’t know when I said yes, I lost the direction of my house I took another direction. The fact that God says, today is not the day of your death I rescue, delever you. God is my shiperd, he put his life in me in order to have life again. Please help me to say: How will I render to the Lord for his benefits, miracle through me? I have no words to explain how great God is.
Condition life in Haiti is very bad, everything is expensive.
I pray that God will continue to watch over these two great young men who are the best of friends and have worked so hard, together and apart, to make better lives for themselves in order to help others.
In Memory of Madecene Alcius, one of the students who did not survive. Please take a look at Madecene's blog. http://mackendy.wordpress.com/2008/02/13/about/ He only had two postings but what he shared was very interesting and moving, especially now that he is gone. Madecene, may you rest in peace.