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.