For five days in June, St. Louis Blues Video Coach Sean Ferrell traveled to Haiti to help with humanitarian efforts already underway there, and what he witnessed was, in his words, almost unbelievable.
"You can't possibly prepare yourself for what you're going to see," Ferrell said after returning home to St. Louis. "You fly in and you're looking down from the plane, the water is crystal clear, blue-green and gorgeous. The landscape is beautiful, and it almost looks like picturesque Hawaii. But then you get down on the ground and you're riding through downtown and the level of poverty is unlike anything I have ever seen. There are no means for general waste disposal like we know it, so you have miles of shoreline covered in trash. The same blue-green ocean we saw from the sky is now a dark brown murkiness… and people are swimming and bathing in it."