Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Kendrick Meek traveled to Haiti over the weekend to assist with the Miami-Dade Urban Search and Rescue Team's efforts.
The team rescued a 2-year-old girl who was stuck under debris for five days and reunited her with her father. Meek captured the moment on video from his iPhone.
"It was an incredible moment to watch a father get his daughter back and hold her once again. This little girl symbolizes the indomitable spirit of the Haitian people. She is the future of Haiti," Meek wrote at the Huffington Post.
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"The girl's rescue reminds my South Florida constituents, including many Haitian-Americans who have been hit hard by the earthquake, that even in the darkest hour, hope still endures. Some have called me in desperation on three-way calling with family members caught in the middle of the disaster. The earthquake has also propelled my community to act as never before by collecting donations, volunteering time and expertise, and offering support and prayers to neighbors in need. My constituents and the Haitian people are in pain, but I want them to know that there are stories of hope like this across their native land."