A U.S. man who helped build a trauma center in Haiti was in critical condition Friday at a hospital in Florida after being robbed and shot in Port-au-Prince.
The Associated Press reports that 50 year old David Bompart was picking up money at a bank in Haiti for an orphanage-building project when robbers sprayed bullets at him at close range. He was hit but able to walk to a Project Medishare for help.
Bompart’s camera and passport were stolen but he was able to keep the money safe in his pants pocket. He was shot in the chest and abdomen.
He underwent two surgeries at Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare before being airlifted to a Miami hospital. A doctor said Bompart has gone into shock multiple times.
Bompart and his wife have worked in Haiti for years. He managed the warehouse and logistics for Project Medishare and with her they were building an orphanage through money from the couple’s own charity. The couple have 3 kids, including one adopted son from Haiti.
The wife, Nicolle Bompart, hold no ill-will believing that “this was a robbery (by) some people who were desperate to feed their families…” She also said of her husband, “if he was able to tell you, he would say that he would do it all over again, it if would change someone’s life or bring awareness to this situation… he would still do it, because that’s the kind of guy he is.”