These past few months he's been here, we've been looking for another organization, an adult community for those with disabilities, but the reality is they are virtually nonexistent in Haiti - and the one place we have found had such limited space and resources that taking in another resident was out of the question.
We cared for him knowing we were not equipped. But there was so little equipment, in Les Cayes, in all of Haiti, that it was us or nowhere. That's the reality.
The reality too is that Ralph was a sweet soul with a tremendous set of challenges the depth of which I can't imagine. The reality is that we at Espwa are cycling through a range of emotions trying understand to why and how this happened.
But our faith is our consolation. We can now believe Ralph is in the arms of God, with the peace and comfort and quality of life he deserved in this world.