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MAN SHOT IN HAITI STILL TOO CRITICAL TO RETURN TO COLUMBUS
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A man who was assaulted in another country remained hospitalized Wednesday night.
David Bompart was helping to build an orphanage in Haiti when a person robbed and shot him at a nearby bank.
He and his wife worked in Haiti to rebuild the lives of families who lost everything from a recent earthquake, 10TV's Glenn McEntyre reported.
Bompart was transported to a hospital in Miami. He was too critical to be brought back to Columbus.
"He was on life support. They took him and continued to do the best they could for him, and a lot of people are praying that that situation would change," family friend Laurie Dietsch said.
Friends, family and strangers reached out with thousands of dollars in donations. They plan to use the money to bring Bompart back home and help pay for treatment to save his life, McEntyre reported.
"Today's update is that his colon was starting to fail, and they are concerned that they might have to take that out, and they are concerned that he wouldn't be able to survive the surgery," Dietsch said. "And the recent update is that they are concerned about his lungs."
Bompart's family has been updating his condition online, McEntyre reported.
"They are very grateful for all of the support, prayer and well wishes," Dietsch said. "They just wanted to get out a thank you to everybody."
On Saturday, a day-long fundraiser will be held at Chick-fil-A on Sawmill Rd. to support Bompart's non-profit organization Eyes Wide Open International as it builds a new orphanage in Haiti, McEntyre reported.