Haitian amputees Soccer Team who lost legs in earthquake meet Pope Francis
On January 10, 2015 during a meeting organized by the Pontifical Council in Vatican on the 5th anniversary of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Pope Francis took the opportunity to meet the Haitian amputees Soccer Team who lost legs in earthquake
Wilfrid Macena, Mackenson Pierre and Sandy J.L. Louiseme are the names of three athletes from Haiti who lost their legs in the 2010 earthquake. They received prosthetic and rehabilitation care through the "Healing Haiti's Children" under the sponsorship of the Knights of Columbus and the University of Miami-affiliated Project Medishare. Their program has given prosthetic limbs to 1,000 people and over 25,000 people have received other rehabilitation services from them. Some others of the amputees like Pierre, Macena and Louiseme, have also signed as members of a new soccer team composed of amputee athletes from the Haitian capital and the surrounding region. On January 10, 2015, in a conference in Rome was called by Pope Francis, these three soccer players presented him a jersey with the number '5'--- the number indicates the years since the earthquake, and a ball signed by the team members.
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