Just wanted to update you on the accident. Chris has been in contact with the hospital in Port and they are ready to release the woman who was hit in the hit and run. Turns out her name is actually Adeline, not Nadia.
Unfortunately the medical staff realized the problem is more complex than we first thought. Chris thought she was suffering from some memory loss due to the accident, but it turns out she is mentally challenged. To date she hasn’t been able to give any concrete information about her family, phone number etc. It also explains why she was in the road where she was. In Haiti there are very few resources for people with physical and mental disabilities so they are often left to their own devices within the community. Generally everyone watches out for them, but in some cases they are left to wander. People in the area where the accident happened said they had only been seeing Adeline for 3 days and that she had said she was from the Artibonite somewhere. The Artibonite Valley is a BIG place.
Chris will go in tomorrow to pick her up. Our friends at Canaan Christian Community, just up the road, are going to give Adeline a place to stay. We asked if they would be willing to do this because it’s part of what they do. Also, they have a lot of resources that will be able to help track down her family. We know it’s a safe place for her where she will be well looked after. They have a clinic on site that can see to any continuing medical needs she has, and we can all work together to try and get her home again.
Please pray for Adeline, that she’ll be able to heal from the accident and know she is safe and cared for. Pray that she is able to communicate the information needed to get her home again. Pray for wisdom for us and for the people at Canaan as we try to help her.