An Ohio man who traveled to Haiti to construct an orphanage for the country was robbed and shot and was transported to Miami, according to the Jackson Health System.
Dave Bompart, 50, was taking money from the orphanage to a bank when he was ambushed. One bullet hit him in his abdomen.
Bompart walked himself to the University of Miami's Project Medishare Hospital that he helped build in Haiti years ago.
Bompart was stabilized during surgery and was then flown to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He remains in the Intensive Care Unit in critical condition.
"I know that if Dave could speak right now, he's say, 'Focus on healing people, focus on helping those in need,' because that's who he is," said his wife Nicolle Bompart.
Bompart was committed to rebuilding Haiti since the 2010 earthquake.
His wife and two University of Miami/Jackson Memorial doctors gave a news conference Friday afternoon at the hospital. Dr. Barth Green, a co-founder of Project Medishare, spoke highly of Bompart.
"He was bigger than life and everybody knows him because he is a huge person in every sense, but his heart is bigger than his body, said Dr. Green. "He ran our logistics, he ran our warehouse, our suppliers and he did an extraordinary job."
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