Thérèse Déjour Cadet, a woman of faith–deep and unshakable faith–was born on May 10, 1924 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Her great spirituality is legendary. Her devotion to helping others and her humanitarian ways made her a pillar of Communauté Sainte-Marie, Canapé-Vert.
Mrs. Cadet co-founded Fondation Max Cadet with her ten children. She served as the first president of the Board of Directors. She played a key role in the establishment and construction of the original dental clinic in Communauté Sainte-Marie.
Mrs. Cadet‘s end of life, made painful by illness, coincided with the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010 in Port-au-Prince. The Clinic was severely damaged. Rebuilding it became intertwined with the urgency to rebuild Port-au-Prince. During the search for a new location to resume dental services, she opened her home to store equipment and materials.
Thérèse Déjour Cadet, left us on September 3, 2012 in Port-au-Prince. She lived a private family life, an open social life and an enlightened spiritual life. She continues to inspire her children and future generations. To celebrate her “3 lives” and to honor her devotion to others, the work of Fondation Max Cadet is recognized as Solidarity Work In Memory of Max and Thérèse Cadet.