Unmasked – a Haiti hero

By Simon Rocker, January 28, 2010

You may recall this photo in last week’s issue of an unidentified rescuer in Haiti.

We can now put a name to him. He is Marc Eisenmann of Florida, according to his mother Vivien, an ex-Londoner now living in New York. His relatives include his great-uncle, the book collector Jack Lunzer.

Marc, who has worked with the Orthodox service emergency medical Hatzolah, went to Haiti the day after the earthquake. He returned to the USA with a five-year-old boy, Gancci Saintellus, in urgent need of treatment, whose right arm had to be amputated. Marc then went back to Haiti, coming home again with other members of Gancci’s family and having also retrieved his tefillin, which he had left behind in Port au Prince.

Last updated: 11:03am, January 28 2010