Posted on March 11, 2011

Dave, with his parents and sister, after returning to Haiti last November.

After spending nearly a year in Boston receiving medical care through PIH's Right to Health Care program, David and his father, Louisphanor, returned to Haiti on November 30, 2010. Though the transition back has been difficult at times, David is enrolled in school and doing his best to fit in.

In this clip, documentarians Brent and Craig Renaud follow David as he completes treatment and rehabilitation in Boston, and as he accustoms to life in Haiti after returning from the US. We watch as he participates in a classroom exercise, gathers water, and plays in the yard outside his family's home. 

David's personality and energy had a tremendous impact on everyone who worked with him in Boston. While we will miss seeing him here, Partners In Health staff in Haiti will continue to support and care for David for the rest of his life, providing new prosthetics, medical care, and social support.

Since January 2010, the award-winning Renaud brothers have been in and out of Haiti. While much of that time has been spent reporting for the New York Times, documenting the effects of the earthquake in Haiti, the brothers have also been following the progress of Dave, and various other Right to Health Care patients.

In late November, we followed Dave as he was reunited with his mother and siblings in Haiti.

Last summer we visited Dave and the other RTHC patients living in Boston, MA.