New children

This is Kenley.  He cannot sit up, to weak and sick.  He is 19 months old and weighs 12 pounds.  He has kwashiorkor, look at his legs and feet .  He is not in good shape at all.  His mom was very upset and worried about him.  She said there is not enough food, just no enough to feed everyone.

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This is Horlando. He is 2 years old and weighs 21 pounds.  His mother died last year.  The father left the child with his mother-in-law and went the the Dominican Republic to find work.  He has been sending money back to the family to take care of his son.  He was talking to one of his friends on the phone and the firend said your kid is almost dead.  He left the DR the next day and came back to Haiti.  He was so upset and crying.  He really loves his son.  He now has lost his job and has a very sick son.  Pray for both of them.

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Very painful

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This is Rakendy.  He is 3 years old and weighs 16 pounds 12 ounces.  He is suffering a cold, vomiting and diar.  He is also in the beginning stages of kwashiorkor. He has been through this before, this makes 4 times that he has suffered from kwashiorkor.

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Djouly(julie)  is 11 months old and weighs 15 pounds.  He is suffering from kwashiorkor, a cold and does not want to eat.  His mother said that he has been malnourished since he was a month old.  He is eating great and recovering well.

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This is Dawens.  He is 14 months old and weighs 10 pounds 7 ounces.  His mother said that someone told her not to breastfeed her child because she was itching.  Great idea!  So he has been losing weight for several months.  He has been following the clinic on and off since he was 2 months old.  So when he was 2 months old he weighed 9 pounds 12 ounces. 

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 Many of you might remember Emmanuel.  The Livesay family brought him to us when he was just  21 days old ans weighed  3 pound 11 ounces.  If I remember right, they stopped a few times on the way here to make sure he was still breathing.  He was in bad shape. 

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God touched his little body and he lived.  He looked the picture below a few months before he returned home.

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 Last week the ladies called me and said I needed to go to the gate, there was a sick kid.  I did and I asked the man if it was the first time that he had been to the clinic.  He said no don’t you remember him.  He handed me his card and at teh same time said it was Emmanuel.  I was shocked and so very sad

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This is Lorvenson.  He is 3 years old and weighs 19 1/2 pounds.  This makes 3 times that he has had kwashiorkor. 

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Pray….

Proverbs 14:29-31 (The Message)

 29 Slowness to anger makes for deep understanding;
   a quick-tempered person stockpiles stupidity.

 30 A sound mind makes for a robust body,
   but runaway emotions corrode the bones.

 31 You insult your Maker when you exploit the powerless;
   when you’re kind to the poor, you honor God. 

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4 Responses to New children

  1. Stephanie says:

    Praise God for the work you do to help these precious kids.

  2. Kellie says:

    So sad. I’m praying for these little ones. Press on in your work- I imagine that it’s so hard sometimes.

  3. Vicki says:

    I am at my desk with folded hands praying for you and all those you care for.

  4. Carina S says:

    I’m heartbroken for these little souls. I will keep them in prayer!

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