samedi 18 août 2012
Haitian Paralympic duo arrive in Bounds Green to prove disabled can thrive
by Flora DrurySaturday, August 18, 2012 7:00 AM As the rest of London geared up for the final weekend of Olympic magic on Friday, a small Victorian terrace in Bounds Green got ready to welcome the arrival of the Paralympic team from Haiti. The four-strong contingent – two of them athletes – had travelled almost 4,500 miles from their island to Queens Road to be greeted by fellow Haitian Michel Philistin, who has opened his doors to the team – “to me, they are family” – until they enter the Olympic Village later this month. Josue Cajuste and Nephtalie Jn Louis will be representing their country, which attracted international attention after a devastating earthquake. It might surprise some, used to seeing pictures of utter destruction on the island, that Haiti has managed to send any athletes at all.