This is Jamesly. He is 12 months and 12 pounds. His mother has been breastfeeding him and trting to get him to eat. But she is sick herself. She spent the last week at her church fasting and praying with other member and asking God to give her son life. She was very concerned about him and was upset at how sick he was.
This is Dazilia. She is 6 years old and weighs 30 pounds. Her brother Hary was in the RC several months ago and died. Her mother says she has been sick since she was born. She has been coming to the clinic since 1995 and has only gained 2 pounds in three years. After being here five days she gained 2 pounds. She is not sick she is starving.
This is Evens. He is 14 months old and weighs16 pounds. He is in the beginning stages of Kwashiorkor, not as bad as jamesly so we wanted to catch him early in the program.
This is Mirelle. She was admitted into the RC in May of 2008. She was very sick for several months. She was 54 pounds when she first arrived. She went home at 80 pounds. That is a total of 26 pounds that she gained.
Leaving with her papa at 80 pounds. Look at the difference in her face and her belly! So amazing!