Children admitted this week


She is 2 years old and weighs 20 pounds.  She is an only child.  She is suffering with kwashiorkor.  She is currently on the Medika Mamba program.

DJOUVENS (anna you would love him 🙂 )

He is almost 2 years old and weighs 11 pounds.  His dad died in an auto accident and his mom died in the earthquake.  He has been passing around with different family member since his mother’s death.  He is in bad shape and very small.  Ameyah is 2 months old and weighs more than he does at 2 years old.  He is currently on the medika mamba program.


She is 23 months old and weighs 15 pounds.  She has 1 sibling that has already died and 3 that are living at home.  Her dad stood at the gate and cried when he left her that day.  She is currently on the medika mamba program.


This is her 2nd time being in the RC.  She went home in Feb 2010.  She is 2.5 years old and weighs 24 pounds.  How much of that weight you do think is from the kwashiorkor.  Her legs are splitting open from all the pressure and look at the area around her nose.  She is so swollen and in a lot of pain. She is currently on the medika mamba program.


Dasme was in the RC for about 2 years.  We were unable to locate his dad during that time.  We were going to be placing him in a orphange the following week in Aug 2009.  That same week his dad showed up.  He has been living with an aunt since them.  He went home at 34 pounds and is currently 28 pounds and has kwashiorkor.  He will lose more weight before he begins to gain.  I love this little guy so much.  He is currently on the medika mamba program. 


She is 13 months old and weighs 16 pounds.  This is her first time with kwashiorkor.  She is currently on the Medika Mamba program.


4 Responses to Children admitted this week

  1. Anna K says:

    Maaan Clemene looks so bad again 😦 Djouvens is such a ham!! Haitians are so beautiful! Can’t wait to meet him and see his post-Mamba picture! Licia, your blog keeps me going. Thanks for posting so often; it’s hard not being there but being able to pray for kids specifically helps SO much. Love you!

  2. Caroline says:

    Ughhhh can NOT believe Dasme and Clemine are back, this is such hard stuff!!! I love y’all and thank you for what you do for those kiddos every single day!

  3. Anna K says:

    I can’t stop staring at the pick of Djouvens…. I wan’t these kids in my life.

  4. enola says:

    There seems to be a fair number of children that have to be readmitted. Is it possible that the child’s family could be signed up for the food box program when the children are discharged in an effort to prevent this. This would also help their siblings at home who also probably are not well fed. Each time a child is discharged, one of us could sponsor the family for a food box the same way people sponsor kids for school. They could pay monthly or $120.00 lump sum at discharge for one year. Praying for you all.

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