In the 1980′s, she was an attractive, confident blond modeling for Hugh Hefner’s Playboy magazine. Her pictures, as revealing as they were, masked another side of her that Haiti luckily got to discover: she meant to help poor orphans.
Indeed, even before the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti, Susie was already in Haiti doing charity work through her nonprofit, Mercy and Sharing. She was helping poor children in orphanages, giving them care and love.
What the world may have not known is the very personal side of her story: she was herself a foster child, growing up. By 1994, she had a different calling: helping others, children in Haiti, with no biological parent to count on.
Now that models and actresses are flooding Haiti, her name is rarely if ever mentioned as one of those caring for children living there, for more than a decade now. Her orphanage sponsors more than 5,000 Haitian children, and she has added even more following the January earthquake.
Susie Krabacher, portrayed in this New York Daily News article for her good work in Haiti, is a shy celebrity but one to be always remembered.