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    Posted November 12, 2013 by
    aquahealer
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    coral springs, Florida
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    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Typhoon Haiyan: Your stories

    aquahealer and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Typhoon Haiyan's impact
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    I hired a young man from the Philippines to work for our software company as a technician. His name was Eli. We hired him a little over a year ago. He was in Tacloban when hurricane Haiyan struck. He and his wife Tintin just had a newborn baby in September. I have not stopped crying since Friday. He was the kindest person I've ever met. Such a genuinely kind person. He was there in my darkest hour last year, only two weeks with our company and I broke my jaw and could not take any support calls. He stepped up to the plate and I chatted him all of the answers from my hospital bed. Over the weekend I looked at our chats. I have Eli's life in my hands. His final year on earth.
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