IN difficult times when “good news” stories are hard to find it was a joy to read of Marie Miracle Seignon and her eight-month-old baby, Landina (Echo, July 29).

Reunited last week in London – months after Landina was believed to have died during the Haiti earthquake in January when the hospital where she was being treated for burns collapsed – the article and the wonderful accompanying photograph captured the happiness of the moment so well.

Both mother and baby have gone through so much, both physically and emotionally, and all credit to the individuals and agencies who carried out the work to enable the pair to be brought together again after Landina was plucked from the hospital rubble and flown to Britain for treatment.

John Crick, Bishop Auckland.