Sunday, August 15, 2010

A life changed

The progression of a miracle...

An expat couple friends of ours new a man who had a baby that was born with a cleft palate.
The man and his wife brought the baby to this couple to ask for help; they couldn't feed the baby and he was starving.
Jennie spent hours painstakingly feeding the baby and for quite a while he lived with her and her husband.
Eventually they adopted this baby boy.  He's had several surgeries to repair his palate and he's a healthy 2nd grader!

A young couple had their 3rd child in a village far from here and she was born with severe clef palate and other deformities in her face.
This young mom was on a public motor vehicle holding her baby, Jerolyn, who was carefully wrapped so others wouldn't see her.
The  kind lady sitting next to her used was a friend of Jenny!  She knew that they had saved their son's life and she told Rachel that she would take her to see them.

Rachel came to Ukarumpa and developed a relationship with our friends.  Jennie again spent hours feeding a baby whose life was on the line.  She contacted the Children First Foundation and they agree to fly Rachel and baby Jerolyn down for the complex surgeries she needed, all expenses paid!
The doctors discovered that Jerolyn's brain was protruding through the palate.  If she didn't have surgery, she would die.
The surgeries were successful and Jerolyn is a beautiful, healthy girl!



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