Haitian Student in Plymouth Worries and Waits
Lakeland College student hopes to hear from family in Haiti. Video by wtmj.comvideo
PLYMOUTH - For James Trazile, Plymouth is a long way from Port au Prince... especially now.
The Haitian native hasn't been able to reach his family since Tuesday's earthquake, and he's fearing the worst.
"I haven't been able to sleep really because seeing all those people camping out and me being here and just having a nice bed to sleep in it's just heartbreaking."
The 21-year-old Lakeland College junior was born in Haiti. His mother, father and brother died of various illnesses before he was 17-years-old.
Lakeland College is a far cry from Port au Prince. James arrived here in 2007 thanks to the help of a Sheboygan missionary family that took him under their wing.
But today as he walks across campus, James is thinking about Haitian relatives he last spoke to Monday night and wondering if he'll ever see them again.
"I could have been there too you know. I feel that could have happened. I could have been in the middle of this. But I'm just thankful to be here today."