Dada

Dada is a young girl with several physical and
mental challenges. She also has seizures and vision
problems. She has a twin sister who is not disabled.
She was born without disabilities, but became disabled
when she was six-months-old from a high
fever.
Dada’s family lives in the same neighborhood
as the family of Jacky, the director of Wings of
Hope, in Port-au-Prince and he identified the family
as needing help to care for Dada. They asked him to
take Dada into the Wings of Hope family. Dada’s
mother visits her at Wings.
Dada’s mental disabilities make it hard to
communicate with her. She communicates by crying.
She likes to be touched and can be soothed by
talking her softly and holding her or stroking her
arm.
Dada participates in the physical and recreational
therapy programs at Wings of Hope.