msnbc.com is doing a spotlight on the amputees in Haiti. They have a special section of their website where they are following the stories of amputees in Haiti as they seek treatment and get their first prosthetic limbs.
A reporter contacted us last week and asked if Elias would be interested in writing a letter to a 4-year-old boy who is getting his first prosthetic leg this week. I sat down with Elias and showed him pictures of Schneily and asked if he could tell me a few things to write in a letter to him.
Elias said some of the sweetest things, all with no prompting from me.
His letter is on the msnbc website today: Dear Schneily, I'll be your friend
It warms my heart to know that Elias was an encouragement to this family who is enduring so much right now!