Zambia - Age 16
"I have been discharged and am going home," Joel told us before we could even say hi. Dr. Lastroni has discharged Joel and he will be back for a follow up appointment in a few weeks time. Once Joel is back, depending on how well he has recovered, he may start physical therapy. Joel is living out your answered prayers that you have sent to him. Please continue to pray for Joel!
Philippines - Age 8
“Jesus! Help me!” Prince pleaded while crying as he was experiencing post-op pain. His spica cast wasn’t too comfortable so Doctor Micah and Doctor Elsa loosened up the sides of his cast to give more space and allowance for swelling. Thankfully, this helped in relieving him and he is now cleared to go home. To end his stay on a positive note, Nurse Vannie read your encouraging messages and prayers to Prince and Mommy Marites. Prince’s journey may be taking longer than expected, but Marites is thankful to God and all of you who have been with them since day one! We will see them again in a couple of weeks!
Philippines - Age 11
Jamaica’s bed was empty early this morning today. Apparently, she already did her “apprenticeship” as a nurse while visiting and encouraging other patients as they heal. After she was done with her “rounds”, Doctor Elsa checked her surgical site and advised her to move her fingers to encourage healing. She is going home today as well and will see us again in four weeks! Please continue to pray for her speedy recovery!
Uganda - Infant
Our nurse helped Josephine dress Fiona's delicate spina bifida wound. "I can't even watch," Josephine said, turning her head away several times. It was quite painful to watch as as Fiona was screamed from every touch. After the dressing, she was nursed and she stopped crying. "Before coming here, I had quite a few sleepless nights," Josephine spoke as she nursed Fiona to sleep. "But when we came, she was given medicine and now I can rest," Josephine added. We hope for her to be worked on soon, please pray for and encourage Josephine by clicking Send a Message!
Ethiopia - Age 3
Sun's out, guns out! The rainy season is slowly giving way to sunny weather, so the kids in the long-term ward played in the sun today. Abebayehu had a blast throwing around her green ball. It looks like green is her favorite color because she played with that ball the most. Praise God for the sunshine, and also for giving the patients we serve a place to play their little hearts out!