"He's a tough guy. Mentally, he's a tough guy. He's trying his best but you know," said Dr. Muscadin.
Dr. Jean-Wilson Muscadin says his brother is strong. After all, you don't get to be Mayor of the Haitian capital without brains and brawn.
The last 10 days have tested even the toughest souls.
"That has to be tough, it has to be a tough situation to be in. You are the mayor. Two-hundred and fifty thousand dead. Every part of the city is completely destroyed. A tough situation to be in," said Dr. Muscadin.
Dr. Muscadin, a pediatrician at Chicago's St. Bernard Hospital, has been working with his wife and other Haitian-Americans to send money and supplies. They are heartened to see images like of Haiti's youngest and most vulnerable arriving in Miami and Chicago to open arms.
Friday afternoon at Midway Airport, families who have been waiting years to adopt were being re-united with children they met as orphans in Haiti.
"It is like a miracle," said Elaine Morgan, adoptive mother.
Morgan began the adoption process with Djoude two and a half years ago.
"She's my child. She's my daughter. It's great to have her in my hands rather than sitting in Haiti on the brink of disaster," said Morgan.
"Really until they touched down in Ft. Lauderdale last night, it was not a sure thing. We've been nervous but hopeful," said Lisa Gregg, adoptive mother.
Among the evacuees to arrive at O'HareThursday night was 13-year-old Vladimir Fontaine.
"I ran, and my papa called my name and told me to jump," Vladimir said in French.
He remembers losing his sister as his house fell around him. It's a memory that brings all of the horror right back to their mother.
Vladimir is at Stroger Hospital where doctors have set a broken arm and elbow. He's scheduled to have surgery to fix his broken jaw on Monday.