Haiti Survival Story: American Pulled From Hotel Debris Speaks Out

Santos: The darkest moment was, when, on the very first -- after the first night, the next morning -- we heard, actually, the brightest moment was we heard tapping, somebody with a sledge hammer. We started just screaming and shouting at the top of our lungs and banging on the walls and on the pillars. And whoever it was banged back. We thought, 'We're going to be rescued in the next few hours." I don't know who that was. I don't know. Maybe they were a recon team or whatever. They left and never came back that day. Then the whole next night, we were like, 'Where did they go? Why did they leave us?"

Weir: I can't imagine.

Santos: I think at that moment, we thought we were gone. I mean, I think our goal was survival. I mean everyone was trying to say, "Let's just survive as long as we can."

Weir: You've devoted your life to alleviating human suffering with your aid organization. It's so great that you're happy, healthy, safe back at home. I wish we had more time for you.

Santos: Thank you so much.

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