At last there’s some good news to come out of Haiti – Heroes star Jimmy Jean-Louis has been reunited with his mom via telephone and learned that his dad is alive and well too, a huge relief to the Haitian actor who was terrified he had lost his family in the horrific 7 magnitude earthquake that hit the impoverished nation Tuesday.
In an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com Jean-Louis shares his relief at discovering both his parents are alive but his obvious distress about the state of his beloved homeland.
“I spoke to my sister and she said she had been in touch with my mom,” Jean-Louis tells RadarOnline.com. “ I couldn't believe it. She a gave me the number and I called her and when she picked up I heard her voice and couldn't believe it.
“We were both so overwhelmed we couldn't speak.When we finally spoke she told me my father was also alive.
“Everyone there is in shock they can't believe this has happened.
“My father spent his entire life building our house and the whole home collapsed. It is very difficult coping with the situation.
“We still have not spoken to all of my family because it is such chaos and we can’t get in touch but I am relieved to know my parents are alive.
“It was not all good news though, unfortunately we lost a friend from the neighborhood, he didn’t make it.
“Now all I want to do is to go down there to see my family and help.”
Jean-Louis urges you to do your part to help the poor suffering people of Haiti too. Please make donations to the Red Cross either on-line or via phone: text "HAITI" TO 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross' efforts there and/or online to Hollywood Unites For Haiti.