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Two year old quake survivor Sarafina with Pierre Leroy, HPSP founder, January 2011. HPSP is helping Sarafina get a prosthetic device.
The erection of a monument to Marie Cecette Dumas and General Alexandre Dumas in Latibolière, Haiti.
The monument, printed in French, reads as follows (French to English translation by Pierre Leroy) Statement of Principle
During our new exploration of the former domain of the Dumas ancestors, we discovered the burial site of Marie Cecette Dumas (mother of General Alexandre Dumas) at Latibolière in the 4th rural section of the Guinaudée near Jérémie, Haiti.The purpose of this present display is to restore links between the place of birth and the place of residence of General Dumas in Villers-Cotterets,France. After marking the perimeter of the burial place of Marie Cecette Dumas, we explorers in charge agreed upon the terms of the erection of a monument conceived in 2003, after consultation with the Chavenet family, owners of the land, to consecrate it as the birthplace of General Alexandre Dumas.   We wanted to venerate the memory of Marie Cecette Dumas, mother of the general and a slave brought to Haiti from Africa, whose offspring gave the world the finest minds of literary art, and the most virtuous general of the era of the French Revolution of 1789.
We take special note of the tremendous efforts of the principals, teachers, and students of College Alexandre Dumas who continue to work tirelessly at restoring the historical memory of all the Dumas family.