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Is almost famous hotels in Haiti it's a hotel Montana it's crumbled this morning it's where our next guest lived for a year and port of prince Haiti but by a stroke of luck.
She was not there when Tuesday's massive earthquake hit 300 people there.
Only 100 got out now we've seen so many bodies pulled out of there.
And McDonald has been serving as the director of external affairs -- an HIV hospital near Porter prints she joins us now with her incredible story.
And welcome we're so happy that your back here.
In the US and that you were able to survive health what happened to see where you were -- the earthquake struck at what happened afterwards.
Good morning -- On Tuesday guy who was at my French class which is always on Wednesdays and my teacher had -- flight issues taken out of the country in managed to reschedule assault for Tuesday afternoon.
So instead of being in my apartment which is on the second floor of -- 54.
Five story content -- -- apart in the Montana complex on that.
On that shopping you're just showing of that -- bit that's called the via lives at the Montana that's actually.
A brand new it's opened only about two months ago.
-- in new complex that was some of the most beautiful restaurants and shops.
I'm mileage directly behind that my building was directly behind that and -- -- butted up against its.
But that's only been open two months.
And to see it destroyed now.
Is unbelievable that I was.
At my French class when the quake began and she was -- At some Chileans were in my class who are much more familiar with an earthquake -- the -- from Tennessee.
Very thankfully they -- -- into a doorway I was can -- I can remember if that was get on your desk for an earthquake or that was a bombshell there.
-- to the doorway with him and held on for dear life until until the -- of tumbling sensation that M -- Would finish.
-- it's unbelievable because so many people we know now this morning -- that whole -- and a whole section of the hotel Montana 300 people were staying there only 100 managed to get out alive and we learned overnight.
That the -- owner of the hotel this is Cardozo.
Was found alive she was found unhurt.
And I'm a little.
Thank -- -- that's she is my good friend of what I'm glad she's the mother of my good friend.
That's great and -- she's -- -- -- -- -- -- -- is -- -- her husband was looking for her trying to find her under the rubble and it was amazing because earlier this week you were sort of lamenting you've been there for about a year in -- you were saying you felt like he had turned a corner.
I must have been a -- -- -- -- -- I was sitting at a beautiful Italian cafe that's on the end of that he -- complex on Monday night with a good friends.
And we're brainstorming -- have been for a few years down there and beware he's recently returned from London where he was and is Haitian that.
Was then private wealth in London for the last six years he decided to come home.
And that those energies in his own country instead.
And so we -- discussing the possibility of trying to get a private equity fund for Haiti killing in the next few years there are -- for that hacked so.
All this on really get really different day excuse me and -- ever -- define it that I receive news on and heavily Thursday from my Boston Haiti that mrs.
Cardoso was found.
Was found dead so elated to hear that.
Well we hope -- -- so many different stories coming up we hope that this is accurate we we've.
-- a news this morning is that.
-- -- -- telling -- Blaylock and -- coming Saturday coming back to the hotel trying to look through this -- and to have thought that she passed away and they found her according to reports this morning unheard dehydrated -- on dehydrated so -- we're not -- Q and thank you for sharing your story with us.
And thank you absolutely.
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