This is Peterly. He is 18 months old and weighs 11 pounds. His father went to the Dominican Republic to find work. The mother got mad at left Peterly at an aunts house. She decided she would just leave him in the outside kitchen. The aunt was not home. When she did get back she found him covered in ants. She called the dad in the DR and told him. He had to scrap together money to get back to Haiti. He was very emotionally upset to see his son this way.
This is Sonie (on the left) She could not fully extend her leg. She had surgery on her leg.
The skin behind her knee did not heal well. She will be staying with us for a few weeks until the wound heal. She will have surgery in a few months to finished making her leg straight. Then she will not have to use crutches like she has since she was younger.
This is Elisnel. He is 14 months old and weighs 11 pounds.
This is Sonise. She came in last week. Her leg has three HUGE abcess in three diferent places. She is staying with us until they heal. She is in a lot of pain.
This is Kensley. He is 6 years old. He has kwashiorkor. He has 6 siblings at home. He only wants to drink water and does not want to eat anything.
This is Bickenson. He is 2 years old. He fell into a pot of boiling water. He lives a 6 hour walk one way from the clinic. Even though we are full we decided that it would be impossible for the mother to walk back and forth to get dressing changes. She has no family or friends that live closer. She has 6 other kids at home. Sometimes even though we FEEL like we cannot do more we must. Sometimes life does not give us the option of saying “no”. We have seen so many untreated burns.
This is Vanel. He was burned last week with hot tea. He should heal fairly quickly. The black part of the burn is what they scrapped off of a the bottom of a cooking pot and mixed with butter