He never imagined his best friend and co-worker, Paul Waggoner, who is also an American, would be jailed, accused of kidnapping a 15-month-old boy.
Now Sebring is fighting for Waggoner’s release from jail.
“We’ve literally giving up everything in our lives to come help and then this happens and we’re stuck. We need help,” says Paul Sebring.
Sebring says Waggoner was thrown in jail despite sworn testimony by an American doctor that the baby died in a hospital.
“The conditions he’s in now, I’ve been to the prison, I wouldn’t even put an animal through that,” says Sebring.
Back in February, the baby’s father brought the sick boy to the hospital and handed him to Waggoner. Waggoner didn’t treat the child and gave him to doctors. The baby died.
The father came back the next day and doctors say he saw his baby and confirmed his death — but now the father claims Waggoner used voodoo to turn the baby into a zombie, keep him alive, and sell his organs.
Linda Wagner lives in Scottsdale and is doing what she can to help. She ways Sebring and Waggoner founded a charity that has already helped between 30,000 and 40,000 people in Haiti.
“This is a very dire situation and to know that someone is being held innocent and actually proved innocent makes it even worse,” says Wagner.
FOX 10’s Miriam Garcia reports.
In the aftermath of Haiti’s disastrous January 12, 2010 earthquake, tens of thousands died and were scooped up by front-loaders, dumped into trucks and conveyed to mass burial sites around the country.
There was no time for identification,.
There was no time for anything other than an effort to avoid the dangers of decaying bodies.
I attended a Memorial Service on the road to St Marc where some 50,000 people now rest. A huge hole was dug and trucks dumped bodies in as quickly as possible. It was truly horrific – but necessary.
This unfortunate man’s child died as a result of the quake and he did not return to make arrangements for burial.
There is a psychological problem here as he believes, or wants to believe his child is still alive.
Near my place, there is a man who stands in front of a collapsed building, each day, in the belief that his children are all right and will soon appear. This situation is repeated all over the country.
The government knows this and should never have allowed this man’s arrest!!
It is a cold-blooded effort. by Preval, to embarrass America…..even though, by doing this he guarantees that additional people will never come to a country where such a threat is allowed by the authority.
More people will die, because of this stupidity.
Release the man and let Haitians get on with their lives.
I am a cynic. I could believe that Preval paid this man to make his complaint.
That is the type of criminal Haiti has as its president.
Now, he will allow arrests of people who fail in their effort to save specific people from the cholera epidemic.