Supermodel and a founder and chairwoman of Happy Hearts Fund Petra Nemcova has devoted the past five years to rebuilding schools in areas stricken by natural disasters like the one we witnessed hours ago in Japan. Today the 'Dancing with the Stars' contestant and her staff at the HHF have been closely monitoring how they can help the stricken region.

"My heart goes out to the people of Japan. I speak for all the Happy Hearts Fund team, volunteers and supporters around the world when I say that we are thinking of them today and will be through the rebuilding process," Nemcova said. While most of us were able to watch the tsunami's terror this morning with detached horror, it was very real to Nemcova, who founded the Happy Hearts fund after she survived the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in Thailand.