In Memory of “Big Dave”
It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of David “Big Dave” Bompart. Big Dave devoted his life to Haiti as a part of the Project Medishare family. His tremendous contributions at the Medishare field hospital after the earthquake and at Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare will always be remembered.
His family has issued the following statement:
“David Bompart passed away this afternoon, after a week of being cared for in Miami’s Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. His family and friends are trusting that God’s hand was in this, and that the Kingdom of God will go forward with greater strength and purpose than ever before. Eyes Wide Open International, the organization that he and his wife Nicolle Bosworth Bompart founded, will continue to build the orphanage in Haiti, and help the widows and orphans without delay because it is what Big Dave would have wanted. We mourn his loss, and we all know and feel how much he loved Jesus and all of us. God will be glorified in this, even though it’s not the outcome we hoped and prayed for. Big Dave is with Jesus now. His wife Nicolle, his daughter Daniella, and his son Mack thank you for all of your prayers and support at this difficult time.”
On behalf of Project Medishare for Haiti, we would like to thank the dedicated staff at Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare in Haiti and at Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami for providing the best care possible for Big Dave. Over the last few days, the world class team at the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital performed heroic round the clock efforts to try to save Big Dave’s life. Many of the medical personnel from Ryder Trauma Center and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine who cared for Big Dave knew him well as they worked side by side with him in the field hospital after the 2010 earthquake, which made this battle even more personal.
Dr. Barth Green, President and Co-Founder of Project Medishare, remarked, “We are grateful for the precious time that Dave shared with us in Haiti and for the thousands of lives he touched. We will continue to honor Big Dave’s memory through our work in Haiti. He will always be remembered for his larger than life personality, his dedication and his big heart.”