Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ivan, Inno, and Charlie

We've said it before and it always seems so true: bringing in a new child to GSF is bitter sweet.  It is never an easy decision, but knowing a child is physically not well often urges us bring them in.  

Inno and Charles are part of a large family where the 70 year old grandmother  is the main caretaker.  Inno and Charles, both so young, are malnourished.  Our hope and aim for these two boys are to nurse them back to health, help the family and return the boys to those in the village who love them.  

Ivan'smother brought him to us because of a growth on his back.  She had never taken him to a medical doctor as she lacked the funds.  Now 2 years and 4 months old, Ivan is pulling himself up to a standing position but not yet walking.  Since being brought into the orphanage, Ivan has begun treatment for spinal tuberculosis.  His future is unclear but there is hope for a surgery to correct the growth on his back.  

1 comment:

One More Equals Four said...

I'm in love! Every time someone posts pictures from there, I am ready to head back! They are so precious! I'll have to show Annet in a little bit. She still prays for Richard every night! :) Blessings to you all.