[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/WORLD/americas/07/13/haiti.struggling.survivors/t1larg.clervils.jpg caption="Michel and Eliane Clervil survey a camp shortly after the January 12 earthquake in Haiti. Soon more tragedy would strike" width=300 height=169]
Six months ago, Michel Clervil and his wife, Eliane, looked lost in a sea of makeshift tents. Eliane nervously clutched a small hand-cranked radio distributed by the U.S. Army, while Michel periodically wiped at the sweat on his brow with a rag.
The couple had just taken shelter with their children in the filthy camp that sprang up on a golf course in Port-au-Prince. They were disoriented and almost appeared to be in shock.
In fact, the Clervils were lucky to be alive.
Somehow, everyone in the family escaped unharmed when the walls of their five-story house came tumbling down on January 12. At least 220,000 people were killed in the earthquake. Many more were injured.
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