Carline

Carline was brought to Wings of Hope by the Haitian Department
of Social Services. She was found abandoned in the streets following
a car accident. She had a cast on her leg when she arrived at
Wings of Hope, but she has recovered from the injuries she sustained
in the accident. Since nothing is known about her family or background,
it is unknown if her all of her permanent physical and mental
disabilities are a result of the car accident, or if they were pre-existing.
Members of the Wings of Hope staff remember seeing her wandering
the streets of Petionville prior to the car accident, so we are sure she
had some mental challenges before the accident.

Carline has both physical and mental disabilities. She also
suffers from a severe seizure disorder and wears a helmet to protect
her head when she has a seizure. She walks with a limp and is intellectually
challenged. She likes to wander around the house. She is
very happy and always smiling.

After the January 12, 2010, earthquake, Carline became
much more verbal and interactive and now can participate in simple
conversations. Her favorite response is “Wi!” (“Yes!”) and will repeat
that. She can recite the Lord’s Prayer during the daily prayer time at
Wings of Hope. She likes to sing and sings many of the songs during
the worship services at Wings of Hope. She also likes to hold the flag
during the singing of the Haitian national anthem each morning. She
loves music and loves to dance. Carline likes to take a nap in the afternoons,
after lunch.

Carline participates in the educational, therapy and recreational
activities at Wings of Hope.