A Colby College student from Eddington who had traveled to Haiti with her roommate and was in Port-au-Prince at the time of Tuesday’s devastating earthquake is safe, according to her mother.
Cindy Frick said Thursday morning that her 21-year-old daughter Jessica Frick, a 2006 graduate of John Bapst High School, was not injured in the quake and is safe in the Port-au-Prince home of the father of her roommate, Yanika Faustin of Brooklyn, New York.
Cindy Frick said Yanika’s mother, Mariette Faustin, called Thursday night to say the girls were safe. Yanika’s brother is in the Haitian city with the two Colby students and was contacted briefly Thursday evening by his girlfriend via cell phone, she said. The conversation with the brother was very brief, cut short a the failing cell phone signal, Frick said, but long enough to ascertain that all were safe and the father’s home was still standing.
“We had been holding our breath for 24 hours,” Cindy Frick said. “We don’t know how long it will take to get her home, but just knowing she’s safe is enough right now.”