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This past week was a difficult week for us in Haiti. A week filled with loss, brokenness and sadness. God doesn't promise an easy path. But the week ended with some new admissions to the creche, a successful surgery for Jean and kids in Latapi getting report cards for the very first time (going to school). So we reflect on the hardships and rejoice in the victories. "We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God." Acts 14:22 ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to everyone who prayed and donated towards his surgery and care. He had surgery on Wednesday afternoon and has a follow up appointment with the hospital on Monday. Our clinic should be able to care for him until he goes home hopefully sometime in the next two weeks.
What an incredible little boy (and a cutie)!!!! His mama has been such a trooper!!!!!
Want to change your life forever? Want to make a positive impact on children that they will remember? Come to Haiti and visit one of our feeding programs. Play simple games like a balloon relay race. Watch the children’s faces light up with joy and laughter. Take a step out in faith. You will be blessed beyond measure! ... See MoreSee Less
It is with heavy hearts that we share the loss of one of our precious children, Katiana. Katiana was born Feb 14, 2009 and admitted to our creche in August. Our angel died suddenly this week with complications from a virus. We are all devastated and will miss her infectious smile, her kind demeanor and her laughter. Katiana had no living relatives and the creche was her family. Please keep our children and staff in prayer - we know she is dancing in heaven, but we are all missing her here on earth. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you everyone for your continued prayers and donations! If we haven't thanked you personally yet, we are getting there!
We made a post this morning to wish Jean Dani off to surgery but after about 30 min, they brought him back concerned that he had bronchospasms in the OR. He did have a cough and a cold, so the anesthesiologist didn't feel comfortable putting him under. We are grateful for her wise decision.
He is now on a steroid to help clear up his lungs and hopefully tomorrow he'll be good to go for surgery. In the mean time, they are being well taken care of at the hospital.
He is a 22 month old boy, as cute as a button, from one of our feeding program locations in Derriere Puit. He had broken his arm a few months prior to being seen at our clinic in October and had developed an abscess due to the deformity of the injury. We drained and treated the abscess but the infection was much more serious than we could imagine. It had traveled into his bone and he had developed Osteomyelitis. He needs a complicated procedure done in order to save his arm.
Please consider donating towards his surgery tomorrow! We need a total of $600 to cover his lab work, surgery, hospital stay, and continuous follow up care at our Pediatric Medical Clinic before sending them back home.