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Sean Penn --

Lifesaving Hero in Haiti

2/26/2010 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sean Penn is personally responsible for saving two lives Thursday during a rescue mission in Haiti -- a woman and an orphan child badly injured in the rubble of a collapsed building ... TMZ has learned.

Haiti

Penn -- who runs the Jenkins-Penn Haitian Relief Organization -- drove an hour and a half with his daughter Dylan to rescue a woman and child who were trapped in rubble outside Port-au-Prince, possibly from an aftershock.

An eyewitness tells TMZ Penn helped extricate the woman, who suffered leg injuries, and the child, who suffered head injuries. Penn drove them in his truck to the University of Miami hospital camp in Port-au-Prince.

We're told Penn waited while the woman and child were treated for their injuries and then took them back to his place.

The woman and the child have nowhere to go, and Penn won't leave them until they have a safe place to go.

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31.

_mark    

no freakin way. if it's true, that's awesome. sean penn, superhero. who knew?

1609 days ago
32.

kidneydonor    



Hey There steve, pd, truth and iwanttoholdyourbigtits buddy boys - What time is IT? Time to move out of your parents basement. Or, get those dawgs off yer porch and tell your barefoot first cousin-wife to get that bacon going.

Stick to what you guys know. The woods. Don't be talking about things that are miles - MILES over your head. Hell fellas, how long do you think would it take you morons to locate Haiti on world map?

1609 days ago
33.

Jerry Martin    

I'm naked.

1609 days ago
34.

Clinton    

Never cared for this guy, but he did good in helping another person. Still, I can't help considering the timing of his assistance as an attempt at damage control for his public image due to his legal probs. Photo op? If not, why make sure the story got out? What were the names of the other people who rescued the lady and child? I well imagine that others were far more responsible but weren't looking for the press.

1609 days ago
35.

iwanttoholdyourbigtits    

Hey Kidneydonor.....

Some of us could locate Haiti on a map AND we know more about some issues than you think. Douchebag.

Talk about getting a real life?? Who's running around after actors while they take a dump or grab a taxi. Wow........real newsworthy stuff.

You'd be better of donating your kidney to someone who can use them better than you, and doing the rest of us a favor - off yourself.

1609 days ago
36.

Jazz    

ya, he's ok with getting his picture taken like this, but he rages when he's not doing something good for humanity?

1609 days ago
37.

Veronica    

Penn is a hero who is actually there doing something. Continue your good work.

1609 days ago
38.

Clinton    

Penn's a zero, I mean hero, in his own mind.

1609 days ago
39.

kidneydonor    

TO:
@iwanttoholdyourbigtits,
@jazz,
@Look At Me!!!
@kooky balls whosealways on tmz looking for his real VBALLS,
@ Wouldn't Be Surprised, Would You?

FYI:Sean Penn arrived just a few days after the quake hit Haiti working 18 -20 days, sleeping 305 hours or less. Penn has actually been living in refugee tents and sleeping outside in Haiti for TWO 2 months. (You neanderthals can count "two" with your oppososable thumb and index finger.)

If you've never done developing nations/third world disaster relief (or spoken with people who have) then you ave no point of reference, and simply cannot cannot comprehend the magnitude of the devastation; its reality, its surreal - its not no frickin' avatar or grand theft auto vid game.

Sean Penn has been on the ground and in the trenches working alongside USA firefighters, Mercy Corps, Doctors Without Borders and other international aid workers.

(There's an interview with Sean Penn some where with EXTRA! Mario Lopez i heard about .. )

If you only get your "news" from tmz, then you not informed to know that Penn just returned to west coast USA for a very brief time; long enough to, yes, be available to appear in court, but also, to talk with his peers about the conditions there and to raise more $$$; but most urgently, to sound the alarm about the second wave of human disaster thats likely going to happen because the rains are coming and people have not shelter and there's not enough tent cities or medical evacuations.

On a world wide scale, the next 3 months in Haiti will be comparable to if not exceed, the genocide in Rwanda, when do you folks plan to put yourself on the ground in Haiti or do something for someone besides yourself?

For proles who think Penn is unamerican - gotta wonder? where in the world have you provincial folks ever traveled to? The Nascar circuit? Orange country fair? The next county over?

When a A lister - in particular, a controversial iconoclast like Sean Penn - (who does not seek out or stage publicity photos, does not send out PR, doesn't hold pressers) freely chooses to do international aid work, it is of course, not sensationalistic enough, or X-17 pap-photog worthy, or boitom-line sufficiently puerile to register or be worth posting on tmz.

Then there is are the OCD folks fixated ad nauseum on the psychotic minutiae of michael jackson/tiger woods "news"...


1609 days ago
40.

kevin    

Aaww isn't that cute. kidneydonor is one of those pretentious left wing zealots I bet ;)

1609 days ago
41.

kidneydonor    

typo: not 305 hours of sleep

correction: getting very little sleep, running on adrenaline, intriage mode, multitasking, sleeping 3-5 hours or less ..

not ANYTHING like the artificially induced, sugar-and-'roids high lseep deprivation that you game boys self-induce .. out of boredom.

1609 days ago
42.

kidneydonor    

typo: not 305 hours of sleep

correction: getting very little sleep, running on adrenaline, in triage mode, multitasking, sleeping 3-5 hours or less ..

not ANYTHING like the artificially induced, sugar-and-'roids high sleep deprivation that you game boys self-induce .. out of boredom.

1609 days ago
43.

kidneydonor    

typo: not 305 hours of sleep

correction: getting very little sleep, running on adrenaline, in triage mode, multitasking, sleeping 3-5 hours or less ..

not ANYTHING like the artificially induced, sugar-and-'roids high sleep deprivation that you game boys self-induce .. out of boredom.

1609 days ago
44.

kidneydonor    

keve - i am a the pmua of your wet dream

1609 days ago
45.

kidneydonor    

keve - more than 'cute' and cut i am a the puma of your wet dream

1609 days ago
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