Paralympic dream becomes reality

A Paralympic dream has become a reality. Leon Gaysil lost his wife and children when their house collapsed in the Haiti earthquake. He survived, but with severe injuries. But Leon has brought hope to his life, thanks to a Londoner.

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Paralympics provides positive legacy for Haiti's disabled

Different national federations and Paralympic committees have rated Leon Gaysil's participation in London 2012 as one of the top Paralympic moments in 2012.

There was also a formal inauguration of a new Inclusive Sports Centre in Haiti, a specific legacy project from London 2012, providing one of Haiti's first accessible sports facilities.

It was an event attended by the Head of the UN mission in Haiti, members of Government, and Leon, who is now employed as one of the sports coaches with The Dream charity, which helps athletes with disability from Haiti.


Haitian Paralympian returns home to hero's welcome

A Paralympian who competed at London 2012, thanks to a Londoner, has had a hero's welcome on his return home to Haiti.

Two years ago, Leon Gaysil lost everything in the Haiti earthquake.

His eight children and his wife died.

He survived, but with severe injuries.

As he recovered, Leon set himself the goal of taking part in London 2012.

This report from Rags Martel.

All Haiti material supplied free of charge and cleared for use by Carwyn Hill/Haiti Hospital Appeal.

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