This is Osna. She is 2 1/2 years old and weighs 25 pounds. Her parents live in a village called Tibwa. It is far away. This is there first child. She has been swollen with kwashiorkor for almost a month. The parents did not know what to do. They asked their neighbors and friends and they told them if their child was swollen they needed to go to Cazale and they could get help. She is in bad shape and in pain. Will you pray for her?
Stanley died last weekend. Fever, seizures, diar
Christine died this weekend. Resp. problems, diar, kwashiorkor
Erlanta died Sunday morning. She suffered, she cried for days, she yelled in pain, she begged for milk. Her skin came off of her bottom and under her arm pits, she could not sit or stand, she was in a lot of pain. She died a death that did not need to be – a death because she needed food, meat, beans, PB, vegetables anything with protien and vitamins. Why did her parents wait so long to seek help? I know you will not believe me unless you can see it for yourself, but these kids suffer…greatly. Their bodies are shutting down, they are dying and still talking to you, still begging for food, still wanting to live. I am holding back everything within me today to just not let it all out and let you hear my feeling on this and the stupid thing called manlutrition. I want to but can’t. Just pray and don’t look away from these children.