My name is Chanel, I’m from L’Asile, and I am Djubens’s father.
Djubens is one of my favorite children because he is always tender with me. That day [of the eathquake], I was heading to my fields. When the earth shook, my thoughts immediately went to Djubens. I ran back home and found both Djubens’ legs broken. I asked, “What happened?” and [the family] told me the house fell on him. I had to take him to the [local healthcare clinic]. At the hospital, they bandaged his legs, and then they told me they couldn’t do anything else for him and I should take him to another hospital.
I had to return home with Djubens. I took him to see a medsen fèy (a traditional medicine practitioner), but that also didn’t work and his legs were starting to go bad. Everyone said to take him to the hospital but I didn’t have the means for that. It hurt me a lot that my only son who I love so much was suffering and I could not help him.