Kids Who Survived Haiti Earthquake Take Trip of a Lifetime

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After living through the horror and devastation of the Haiti earthquake, some of the young survivors finally get to be kids again.

Dr. Chad Perlyn, who treated the kids in Haiti and Miami, organized a two-day trip to Orlando for 17 young patients at Miami Children's Hospital, NBC Miami reports.

"When we got back from Haiti and we had the kids in the hospital here, I thought to myself, 'we have to bring these kids here,'" Perlyn says.

The hospital was paying for the trip, which included visits to the Give Kids The World Village and Universal Studios, plus a stay at the Nickelodeon Resort.

Perlyn says the kids have come a long way, especially a boy named Peterson. "He came to us near dead, hundreds of maggots in his face his body full of infection," Perlyn said. "I've operated on him 11 times."

But now, Perlyn tells NBC Miami, "They are blown away."

Related: Angelina Jolie Meets with Orphaned Children in Ravaged Haiti

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