Angels of a Lower Flight: One Woman's Mission to Save a Country . . . One Child at a Time

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 16, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
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"In this world, you were loved."

The inspiring story of how one woman's message of hope and opportunity will change the lives of an entire generation.

Three schools, two orphanages, a hospital, and an abandoned-infant home -- constructed in the poorest country in the western hemisphere -- were the result of one quick television commercial. The ad was for a charity, asking for donations to help impoverished children in a third world country. Though author Susie Scott Krabacher had a little money to give, what she wanted was to hold the hand of every child she saw and tell them that they were not forgotten and that they too were important. When Susie called the charity, it wanted only monetary donations -- and every other overseas nonprofit she contacted couldn't or wouldn't take on an inexperienced volunteer. So Susie set out to change the children's lives on her own.

In this heartbreaking and inspiring memoir, Susie Scott Krabacher tells how the pain in her past caused her to doubt if God really loved and protected her. From her abusive childhood to her experiences as a Playboy centerfold during the 1980s, Susie details with frank honesty how she lost her faith along the way and how her experiences helping children in Haiti, an impoverished nation only five hundred miles from Florida, brought God back into her life.

In a country where 10 percent of all children die before the age of four, Susie mounted a brave effort to provide not just charity but opportunity. By treating the children she helps as individuals, Susie gives them the tools to save their own country. Although some of the children she's tirelessly worked to rescue do not survive, Susie will never again lose her faith.
 

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The author who had an abused childhood, and a stint as a Playboy model and drug user has opened orphanages in Cite Soleil, Haiti. She also provides health care for abandoned ill children in Haitian ... Read full review

What one person can do...!!

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This book focuses on the power of God in changing one individual and how that translated into countless and continuing good works for the children of Haiti. Susie Krabacher the author came from a ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Susie Scott Krabacher began traveling to Haiti during the mid-1990s and contributed her own money for schools, hospitals, and humanitarian aid in that country. For her efforts, Susie has been made an honorary Haitian citizen. She also received the Humanitarian Rose Award, presented by the Peoplešs Princess Foundation, Inc., which was established by Maureen Rorech Dunkel to further Princess Dianašs commitment to the needy. Susie lives with her husband in Aspen, Colorado.

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