The day before John Edwards admitted he fathered his mistress' daughter, he headed to Haiti to help with relief efforts.
Edwards is in Haiti now, working with a team of U.S. doctors who are aiding a Catholic relief group, his wife Elizabeth Edwards told Mandy Locke in an interview.
"Whatever the naysayers say is the truth, John actually cares about poverty issues," Edwards said by phone.
Since Edwards called off his campaign for president, he has been working on poverty issues in countries such as El Salvador and Haiti.
"He's been doing work outside of this country where his errors in judgment don't have any bearing on work," Elizabeth Edwards said.