Today I was blessed to have Tante Odette, merci de tout coeur à mon cousin Patrice .
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Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, she graduated in 1935 from the teachers training college, Ecole Normale d'Institutrices, and in 1945 went to the United States to pursue nursing studies for a year in Boston, Massachusetts. She then opened Haiti's first kindergarten and first professional flower shop.
She was awarded a Docteur Honoris Causa in december 2002 from the Université Royale d’Haïti in Port-au-Prince (Haïti)
A prolific writer of fiction and non-fiction, she has published textbooks, mystery novels, newspaper and magazine articles. Beginning in 1959, Fobrum went into exile for 27 years. Upon her return to Haiti, she was associated with the drafting of the country's new constitution, the organization Ligue Feminine d'Action Sociale (Feminine League for Social Action), and the founding in 2007 of the Fondation Odette Roy Fombrun. She turned 100 in June 2017.
Her historical works include L'Ayiti des Indiens (Port-au-Prince: Deschamps, 1992) and Le Drapeau et les Armes de la République (Port-au-Prince: Deschamps, 1989). ( Wikipedia)