Saturday, June 21, 2008

"just one"



Meet Reginald. At first, he may look like a happy, healthy and normal 2 year-old Haitian boy.

Look closer...

You will see a boy who was very malnourished just 5 weeks ago. He was grumpy, irritable and unhealthy. His eyes were dull. He had bumps and rashes on his skin. Poor sanitary conditions at home had led to chronic diarrhea and worms. His health had been stolen from him at the age of two.

The work here is very hard. One of our patients died this week. Sometimes mothers fail to return for their weekly appointments. Our malnutrition program isn't perfect. We don't have a flawless system down. We run in to all kinds of obstacles.

I think it's worth it.


"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." - Mother Teresa

3 comments:

Bek* said...

chills

Kenli Shea said...

Miss you guys. I cannot wait to hear all about it. You guys are in my prayers daily. Love you both. Give each other a hug for me.

Garzilla said...

praying for ya'll...