Mackdaline is in her 4th year of high school.
Her father is a mason but very little work available. Her mother is the cook/housekeeper for Starthrower in Cap-Haitien.
Her brother Frandzy, who was at the time in his 1rst year of university, was killed in the Jan 12 earthquake. Her youngest brother Ernst died of an ear infection 5 years ago. She has 1 younger sister.
15 living in their house as relatives who lost everything have moved in.