Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sweet Therry has been cleared by his doctors to return to Haiti! Therry had complex surgery to repair a heart condition but he has healed quickly and is doing very well. He and his mother will be going home soon.

Thank you to everyone that participated in caring and praying for Therry. What an amazing gift this family has received!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Two more kids are here!

Britnie and Fedlene have arrived!
Their host family is keeping a blog about their journey HERE.

Please pray for them as they adjust to their new surroundings, miss their parents and prepare for surgery.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Jon was able to receive a gtube placement in Haiti. Thank you to everyone who prayed for him and worked to help find him medical care. We are excited to see this little boy finally start to grow and thrive.

We received news today that little Wend in Burkina Faso has been accepted by a hospital in Philadelphia!

We will be looking for a host family for this sweet girl. If you live in or near Philadelphia and are interested in possibly caring for her while she is here please contact our host family coordinator Kim at

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sad News

We are so sad to inform you that sweet Edison passed away earlier this week. We were very close to bringing him over for the surgery that he needed. There was a great deal of people working very quickly on things for him, please do keep them all in your prayers- including the doctor and hospital that had donated their time and resources for him. (As well as his family, host family and very loving caretakers in Haiti are all in need of our thoughts and prayers during this time.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A Couple of Things

- We are STILL looking for help for little Samuel from Ghana. Samuel appears to have severe scoliosis and has hydrocephalus. If you know of any orthopaedic surgeons and/or neurosurgeons who might be interested in looking at his information please let us know. Samuel's situation is very serious - he needs help as soon as possible.

- Evensly is a little boy in Haiti that needs to come to the U.S. and complete medical care for a Wilms Tumor. If you know of any oncologists that are might be willing to consider his information let us know and we can pass on his file.

On a good note:

- Sherlda is doing very well and is out of the hospital and back in her host families home. Yay for Sherlda!

- Britnie and Fedlene have plane tickets and will be coming very, very soon! It has taken a LONG time to get their stuff together (even after we had the hospital and doctor charity care letters) but they are finally coming for the medical care that they need. These kids have been waiting a long time for this! Their host mom has started a blog where you can follow their journey:

More updates soon...

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Wonderful News

We wanted to share the wonderful news that Sherlda (aka Shelda) is recovering from heart surgery in Boston. She and her mother arrived a few weeks ago and have been taken care of by a great host family and the staff at PIH. Sherlda is doing very well and should be able to go home in a few days. The hospital and doctor in Boston have been amazing and we are so grateful that they have given this precious gift to Sherlda and her family.

There are a few other health concerns with Sherlda that the doctors are working on, but on a whole she is doing very well and everyone is so relieved. Thank you for your prayers and concern. We will try to keep everyone updated.