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The Story Of One Man's Journey From Canada To The Storm-Ravaged Philippines To Find His Fiancée

Houssam Hammoudi traveled across the world in search of his fiancée, Grace.

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After the storm, Houssam could not get any information about Grace. Worried about her condition, Houssam left his home in Canada, traveled to an island near Ormoc, and then took a ferry from there.

I don't know until now how I made it out of Ormoc with her, I still cannot believe it. I realized that no matter what I could do, nothing would have prepared me for this, it was more like special forces situation. If I waited only few days, she could lose her leg. In regards to my health, I am in good health, with less stress now but my muscles hurt:)Thank you all for everything you did for me and hope that I will not get surprises in the near future.

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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