MIAMI — Abigail and Jean-Dickens are back home in Broward County and are taking life day-by-day, spending time with their son and dog, after kidnappers in Haiti released them last week. 

The couple's niece, Christie Desormes, said the pair returned to Tamarac last Saturday, heading directly to the hospital for check-ups.  She spoke with her aunt and uncle for the first time while they were in a relative’s home in Leogane through a Whatsapp video call.

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Ashley Miznazi is a Report for America corps member covering the Haitian community in the South Florida/Miami area for The Haitian Times. Her work will heavily feature photography, video and other multimedia storytelling. Previously, Ashley was a multimedia fellow at The Texas Tribune, where she reported on DACA, Afghan resettlement and the foster care system.