Sam has cerebral palsy which effects his arms and legs. He also has a severe form of scoliosis. We believe he has been physically challenged
since birth.

In February 2006, Sam developed a high fever and was taken by his father to a hospital in Jacmel. The father abandoned Sam there. For several months, Sam was cared for by the doctors and nurses at the hospital. The families of other patients shared their food with him. One of the doctors at the hospital is from the Fermathe area and heard about Wings of Hope and his family brought Sam to us.

Sam is a smart, happy young man. He is learning to speak and likes making noises and loves to laugh. He is learning how to feed himself. His favorite
food is french fries.

Sam loves being tickled and has an infectious
laugh. He is very interactive and loves to play. He likes to mimic bad behavior as a joke.

Sam is involved in the physical therapy and
educational and recreational therapy programs at Wings of Hope.