We are so humbled to be able to provide these children with the care and love they deserve. We are  excited to invite you to meet a few of our patients and learn about their specific needs and how you are helping them through us! 

 
 
 Baby Jesus

Baby Jesus

Baby Jesus

Reason for admission:

Baby Jesus has been admitted to our facility for long term care of his cerebral palsy and ailments from a life of being bedridden without individualized care.

When we first met Baby Jesus his tiny body was atrophied and his head covered in sores from spending extensive time in bed. His breathing was labored and his movements weak, but he had so much strength in his eyes. Baby Jesus was ready to fight for healing.

As we toured the institution, we were burdened with empathy for what it must have been like for both Baby Jesus and the orphanage workers to attempt to manage his care with so little access basic health resources. 

His pants were stuffed with ripped bed sheets as a diaper, his bed deteriorating from years of wear, and he was forced to fully rely on other children to carry and feed him as there were no wheelchairs or personal caregivers to accommodate his pressing needs. 

How you can pray:

Pray for continued healing and rapid adjustment to this new environment. Pray that Baby Jesus’s new staff caregiver, Deborah, will have all the strength and energy needed to provide for his advanced health and emotional needs. Specifically, that Jesus would make leaps in his physical and communicative abilities. That he will rest assured that he is SO wanted and loved here.  


Amy

 Reason for admission: 

Amy is an 8 month old girl who has been admitted to our facility for chronic, episodic vomiting. We are currently altering her diet from strictly cow milk to vitamin enriched formula and a bland diet of rice, bananas, and porridge. She is also on a new, portioned feeding schedule and will undergo further diagnostic measures if her gastrointestinal symptoms persist despite these conservative therapies.

Update: 

Amy has been discharged from our hospital in full health. We switched her from her diet of cow milk to a special hypoallergenic formula for malabsorptive disease and she since has experienced a full recovery without any illness at all!! We will continue providing her with this formula for the next few months as we purchased it from the US and her orphanage cannot buy it locally.

 amy

amy


Awiti 

Awiti

 Reason for admission:

Awiti is a 5 year old boy with sever sickle cell anemia and chronic malnourishment. He is admitted for nutritional supplementation and diet planning as well as for general care of symptoms related to his anemia.

Progress Report:

Awiti continues to show progress with his new high-protein diet. The distention in his stomach is quickly reducing and we are beginning to see small improvements in his overall strength and energy. Since his admission, we have experienced no complications with his sickle cell anemia and are strictly working to provide him with the nourishment he needs through the holidays. 

How you can pray: 

Pray that Awiti will gain weight and experience full restoration in his overall health. Pray that he will be without any sickle cell crises and be able to begin school with the other children this January!


Toto

Reason for admission:

Toto is a 2 year old girl who has been admitted to our facility for severe malnourishment and depression. She is receiving a vitamin and calorie enriched diet as well as emotional therapies in hope of restoring all aspects of her well-being. We anticipate her admission to continue through Christmas until her weight increases significantly as she is refusing meals and enduring much emotional distress in the orphanage setting. 

Progress Report: 

Toto has now been admitted for 9 nights. We cannot begin describe the changes we have seen. After knowing this little girl for two years, I had only seen her smile twice. Since renourishment through a high calorie, protein-dense diet, monitored feedings, extended eating times, and intentional emotional care she is like a new child! She is constantly laughing smiling and playing with the other children. In order to assure progress continues, we will be keeping Toto through Christmas to increase her appetite and rebuild her emotional health.

How you can pray: 

Pray that Toto is able to gain weight, strength, and energy. Pray for healing of past heartache from losing her parents at a very young age. Pray that her appetite will be restored and that she will experience full healing of her depression and have joy this holiday in a way she has never experienced it before. 

toto


Baraka

 Baraka

Reason for admission:

Baraka or "Baby B" was our first confirmed patient at the OVI Childen’s Hospital. Although we initially planned to admit him for chronic care and nourishment, he presented with a temperature just under 105F on our opening day. We have been treating his fever and will be re-testing him for malaria if symptoms persist. While fever is typically able to be managed conservatively, B’s chronic condition compromises his ability to fight illness and necessitates additional care. 

Update: 

Baraka was discharged after 8 nights of admission in our facility. His labs and x-ray appeared to indicate an early stage of pneumonia. His fever has completely resolved and he appears to have made a full recovery! He is now continuing antibiotics for 3 more days at his orphanage and will continue to have his condition assessed via nursing visits at his orphanage.


Charlie

 Reason for admission: 

Charlie is an 18 month old boy who we have admitted for observation due to chronic eye swelling and irritability. We are currently working to rule out any allergies or reasons for fluid retention that could be causing his chronic symptoms. 

Update: 

Thanks to your help and prayers, Charlie was discharged from our facility after one week of admission. He was found to have a milk allergy and has experienced nearly full resolution of symptoms since dietary alterations have been in place. He is cheerful, energetic, and  back at his children’s home in time to share the holidays with his friends!

Charlie


Ivone

Ivone

Reason for admission:

Ivone tragically lost her mother 2 weeks after she was born. She was admitted to our facility to assure that she was in the best possible health before releasing her to the local orphanage.

Progress Report:

Our staff monitored Ivone’s condition for two nights before concluding that she was in sufficient health to be discharged to the local orphanage. We are now continuing her care conservatively through providing vitamin enriched formula and routine home nursing visits to her orphanage. 

How you can pray:

Pray that Ivone will continue to grow and thrive despite her recent loss.