New hope for Haiti’s most vulnerable
Aspen nonprofit signs historic agreement to aid island nation’s abandoned children
When the catastrophic earthquake of 2010 leveled Haiti’s most populated areas, Aspen resident Susie Krabacher’s abandoned baby care unit in the nation’s largest hospital also crumbled.
Officials asked the founder of HaitiChildren, a locally based nonprofit organization that serves 5,200 people a day in the country, to leave after she criticized certain aspects of the hospital’s operations.
Robin Hamill, the group’s president, said Krabacher was particularly vocal about the facility “cherry-picking” healthy children for adoption by North American and European families while scores of other children with disabilities or AIDS or another illness were, and still are, simply abandoned…