Speaking to Lynn Santer (Alby’s Publicist)
Yesterday Lyn Santer, Alby’s publicity manager, who has also featured on this site previously, had contacted me with news that Alby is in the Philippines at the moment, and was there through the thick of Typhoon Haiyan. This morning I spoke to Lynn and here’s her account of how he is, and the needs and conditions of those in the Philippines:
For those that had missed my earlier interview with Alby when he was in Australia recently:
And also the background and story of Lynn Santer:
If you wish to help:
All profits from www.albyshop.com to help relief efforts.
Followers of this blog have probably heard my interview with Alby Mangels, a person I have come to deeply respect.
Lyn Santer, Alby’s publicity manager, who has also featured on this site, has contacted me with news that Alby is in the Philippines at the moment, and was there through the thick of Typhoon Haiyan.
Authorities estimate at least 9 million people in 41 provinces have been affected by the typhoon so far. 9 MILLION.
It’s one of the most powerful recorded typhoons to ever hit land and likely the deadliest natural disaster to beset this poor Southeast Asian nation with at least 10,000 killed.
Heres what Lyn conveyed:
Alby just called. He is in the Philippines at the moment, which you no doubt know has just suffered the worst typhoon in memory. He has had a home on one of the islands for nearly six years now and the people are very close to his heart. In the worst of the weather, with 350 kph winds, Alby was out in the streets even though it was impossible to stand. His own home has been severely damaged and everyone he knows in the region has been calling him for help. Many of those he cares for have lost entire families in the recent devastation. Many of his personal friends are missing presumed dead. There is one island with a million people who have no homes, no food and no drinkable water. Airports are still closed hampering international relief efforts. Three little brothers he knows found their mother dead under a coconut tree and couldn’t even move her. He’s doing what he can but as one individual with such a massive disaster still unfolding as disease and starvation starts to kick in he can only do so much… although, as I told him just now, every life he helps is one that wouldn’t have been helped otherwise. It’s just horrendous and mind boggling in proportion. So – please spare a thought and send some good energy to Alby and the people who are so close to his heart today. He says mostly people are just out in the open praying and praying and praying because that’s all they have left – their faith.
If you wish to help: All profits from www.albyshop.com to help relief efforts.
Lyn Santer is a very intelligent, charming and engaging lady living on the Gold Coast Australia. I encountered Lynn through my interview with Alby Mangels, she is his publicist and friend.
Lynn’s skills, sensitivity, understanding, and expertise have made her a much sought after biographer for clients around the world. Globally her clients have come from Germany, Poland, the Middle East, Australia, India, the UK, and the US. Conceptually she has written the life stories of celebrities, world champions, heroic and inspirational leaders in their field, and even a Nobel Prize nominee. (http://www.lynnsanter.com)
We start out defining her talents, however you soon realise that her life stories and her view on the world and those in it, are not based on coincidence. A chat with Lynn Santer takes you into a world of writing, travelling and justice.