Haiti Three Years Later: Part IV
6:00 am
Thu January 10, 2013

After The Haiti Earthquake, Fabienne Jean Dances Again

Fabienne Jean sits at home with her prosthetic leg propped up.
Credit Nick Kozak


All this week we've been bringing you the story of Fabienne Jean, a dancer who lost her leg in the earthquake in Haiti three years ago. A prosthetic technician from Boston helped Fabienne get a replacement leg.

He hoped to help her recover in other ways too: to start  a business, buy a house and open up a dance studio. 

But none of these things came to pass. Late spring, Fabienne was struggling to find money to take care of her bedridden mother and adopted daughter. 

In the final installment of our series, Jacob Kushner tells us where she is now. 

Below, you can see Fabienne rehearsing with other dancers at Haiti's National Theatre in December.

You can listen to the whole series below:

Part I: Three years after the earthquake in Haiti, Fabienne Jean is still rebuilding a life.
Part II: The people who rushed to Fabienne's aid wanted to help her rebuild her life. It wasn't simple.
Part III: Recovery doesn't come easy to a woman who is discouraged, and living in such a difficult place.
Part IV: Where Fabienne is now.
A conversation between Jacob Kushner and Alicia Zuckerman about this series.

Have you been to Haiti since the earthquake?  Tell us what you've seen.  We'll be discussing Haiti's recovery this Friday on The Florida Roundup.