Thursday, May 9, 2013

Kentucky basketball recruit Skal Labissiere on a path from ruin to dreams

After returning home from basketball practice on Jan. 12, 2010, Haitian 13-year-old Skal Labissiere went to the bathroom to wash up before dinner. He often thinks about the hours that followed.

"The house started shaking all the sudden," he said. "? The house just collapsed on us."

Labissiere, then a seventh-grade student in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, his mother and younger brother were trapped and horrified by the effects of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated their country and killed more than 200,000. ...

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