We want to let you know what happened to Wilnor after his Friday accident. You may recall, in our last blog, we shared with you our trip to the city hospital in Jacmel. Wilnor got an x-ray but no doctor was there to read it. The poor are at such a disadvantage since they have no money or means to get the assistance needed when it comes to illness and accidents. His mother, Francine, said she would look for someone to help him. The weekend passed by and still no word, so we knew we had to do something today. With the help of our creole teacher, Madam Omanie, we found someone.
Dr. Paul is a Haitian orthopedic surgeon who lived and studied in New York for 38 years. He read Wilnor’s x-ray and said it was definitely fractured but Wilnor needed the other arm x-rayed to compare the two. So we did what we needed to do and, after three hours of waiting, he received his cast.