Suzanne DeCopain, an associate at Saxon Gilmore, Carraway & Gibbons, P.A., was glad to be able to use her proficiency in the Creole language to provide assistance in the search for a 14 year old autistic boy, who has been missing in New York since October 4. He was last seen running out of the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City. His mother has appeared on CNN Live with Piers Morgan, and a recording of her voice is playing over loud speakers in the City in the hope that the boy hears it and is brought home safely.
Michael Fraser, an associate at Saxon Gilmore, was contacted by a non-profit autism group in South Florida looking for someone who spoke Creole because the family of the missing boy wanted to release a public alert in New York in as many languages as possible. Ms. DeCopain and her mother translated the alert from English into Creole. The translated alert was then passed on to the people running the search in New York and released into the Creole community shortly thereafter.
For more information, go to http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/17/us/new-york-missing-autistic-teen/.