In March and April, we had 8 babies come in to the orphanage. Six of the children are here for assistance. We are seeing more and more children coming who are sick or the mother has died and we need your help in caring for these children. Eventually they will go back to their families. But to help these children, we need funds.
I do not often put out a plea for funds, but when I do, it is because we have a serious need. Our donations have been very low for the last 4 months. I do not know what we are going to do. We are praying daily for an answer to the needed funding and God has told me to bring our needs to you. Please help us feed the children coming in and the ones already here. Help us with medical needs like vaccinations, dental appointments, medications, and hospital surgical procedures. Help us with water, fuel to run the generator for the NICU, and electrical bill.
We have so many costs that are due monthly. Please consider a donation today and set it up to automatically come out monthly so that our needs are met. Please pray about our needs and what God is telling you to do to help. We are unable to buy eggs for the children's breakfast this week. Without your help, we cannot care for the children. Please help.
Please send in a donation today!
BABIES WHO HAVE COME IN MARCH AND APRIL
Soraya was born 29 May 2015 and came to GLA on the 16th of March for the second time! She had just gone home in January but was not doing well. She had diarrhea and vomiting and then lost weight.
Mom just couldn't care for her and her family was not helpful at all. They did not want mom to bring Soraya back to GLA. The grandparents especially was mean to the mom and just wouldn't help her.
The mom came back to GLA against the grandparents wishes but could not stay with Soraya because she has a 3 year old at home and nobody will care for him. So I have made a deal with the mother to leave Soraya here until she is completely well and her weight is at a more normal level. Mom can come visit as she can and I am planning on her being here at least 6 months if possibly. If she is walking and able to eat all table food, then she will have a good chance to stay healthy with her mom in their home.
Djino arrived on the 21st of March and is 7 months old. He was brought in by the mayor of Kenscoff. His mama is mental unstable and unable to care for him.
So many Haitian mamas have mental breakdowns after delivery. Many times their families just don't support them and give them many problems about having a child.
The family brought Djino to the mayor's office and they called us and asked us to take him and care for him.
Kensley was born on 21 February 2016 and arrived at GLA on 31 March 2016. Kensley was born without a rectum. To save his life, missionaries in Les Cayes raised funds to get a colostomy surgically inserted. When he came to us, he was eating and drinking well. Then just less than 2 weeks ago, a specialist was in Haiti and surgically was able to make a new rectum for Kensley. Everything worked great for about 3 days and then all of a sudden he started to have bowel movements in his colostomy bag again. He needs to return to the hospital next week and hopefully they can tell us why his stool is coming out in the colostomy bag and not through his rectum. Kensley is for adoption and has been abandoned by his parents.
Smeralda was born 26 February 2015 and arrived at GLA on 31 March 2016. Smeralda was taken to the IBESR office by her family. They said they could not care for her and she needed too much care. Miss Magaly our Haitian director was at the office that day and nobody wanted this beautiful little girl! Miss Magaly called me in the USA and said that she could not leave her at IBESR and could we take her in to our nursery. Of course, we could! How could we say NO? Smeralda was burned at some time in her life. Burned pretty severely. She needs the scars on her feet to be clipped. She should be walking and it is difficult.
Smeralda seems to have been well taken care of by her family. We do not know all of her story, but she is very timid and seems to be going through seperation anxiety. She is very loving with her care givers though and I have lots of visitors who have already fallen in love with her. She is for adoption. She needs your prayers
Myson was born on the 21st of September 2015 and brought to GLA on the 10th of April 2016. Myson's mama died. His father had someone watching Myson for him for a month but Myson got very sick and almost died. he was dehydrated, had diarrhea and was malnourished. He was taken to a hospital and an American visiting in Haiti heard about Myson and paid for his treatment but then contacted us and asked if we could take him and help him. Myson is here for assistance at this point. Papa might place Myson for adoption but we will wait and see. If Myson does well, Papa might be able to care for him, but for now we are trying to get him healthy and strong.
Herson was born 11 April 2016 and arrived on the 13th of April 2016! His mama is mentally disabled and has been since she was a child.
The aunts and cousins brought him to GLA after the Mayor of Kenscoff sent them to us. Henson is a healthy baby. He is for adoption.
Daelle was born 9 September 2016 and arrived at GLA for the second time on 10 March 2016. Daelle had come before and was doing well and mama took her back home. Then she got sick and I am so glad that the mother used everything she learned while staying her the first time to treat Daelle and bring her back to GLA for further help. She had lost weight but was not too sick when she arrived. Sometimes the babies are near death before parents return for help!
Daelle's mama is a good mother. We are going to try and find her a sponsor to help set her up with a business so that she can support Daelle and her mother and father. She said her parents cannot work and she is trying to help support them. She could do that with a small business. Please pray for this beautiful little girl and her equally beautiful mother!
Mailla was born on the 18th of April 2016 and came to GLA the same day. Her story is so sad. She is her mother's first baby. For some reason, the father and mother did not have a midwife come to the house to assist her with the birth. They did not even have a friend or neighbor come to help. The mother delivered Mailla all by herself. But as happens sometimes in these situations, everything did not go as they should have. The placenta did not deliver and the mother bled to death before the father could run and get help!
Mailla's story affected us all. We were shocked and saddened by the papa's telling us what happened. Now little Mailla is an orphan with no mother and a father who cannot care for her at this point. We are hoping maybe as she gets a little older, he will be able to take her home and raise her himself. Please pray for the father and for Mailla. She is as cute as a button and we are already in love with this baby girl!
HELP US CARE FOR THESE BABIES AND ALL OF THE OTHER CHILDREN AT GLA. WE CANNOT DO IT WITHOUT YOU!
Posted on Wed, April 27, 2016
by Dixie Bickel filed under