leveraging resources to elevate and unify Haitian families.
Healing Haiti’s Founder Alyn Shannon went to Heaven on November 10, 2010, after a 2 1/2 year-long battle with breast cancer. Her bravery, her unfailing faith and her sense of humor in the face of such an ordeal comforted and inspired those who knew and loved her.
Alyn was passionate and full of life. Whatever she did, she did with her whole being. Alyn was compassionate and full of love – for God, for her family and friends, for her art and especially for the children of Haiti.
Alyn and her husband, Jeff, spoke of their first, life-altering mission trip to Haiti in 2006 saying that it ‘broke their hearts wide open.’ Together, they heard and answered a calling from God to a higher purpose. They filled their broken-open hearts with love and with service in God’s name on behalf of the poorest of the poor in Haiti, with the founding of the non-profit charitable organization “Healing Haiti.” Making a difference in the lives of the poor and most vulnerable in the western hemisphere’s poorest country became their mission.