Saturday, August 30, 2008

Roobens reunited with his family!

Roobens was reunited with his parents in Haiti yesterday! YAY!

The reunion went well - his mother was thrilled that he was back. They will be checking in at the clinic in a few weeks and we'll let everyone know how he is doing then.

Here are some pictures:

Monday, August 25, 2008

Roobens is going home.

Little Roobens has been cleared by his doctors and will be heading back to Haiti this week.

Roobens has been here since October 2007 - he was a 6 month old baby when he arrived and is now 16 months old toddler. His return to Haiti is going to be very hard for everyone that loves him here, but we're excited for his momma - who will get to see her boy all fixed up for the first time! Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers, that his transition back to Haiti is easy and that he adapts and bonds with his family quickly.

Thank you to everyone who helped, donated and prayed for him during his time here in the U.S. !
Here are some pictures: The first three are of him pre-surgery. The last three are recent.

Daniel Update

We wanted to let everyone know that Daniel passed away peacefully on Sunday morning. Thank you for your prayers for him and please continue to lift up his family and caregivers in Haiti for comfort during this difficult time.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sweet Daniel

This beautiful baby boy is Daniel. He could really use your thoughts and prayers. We were trying to find medical care for him, but we have been informed that Daniel's condition is inoperable. He is currently being cared for in a wonderful facility in Haiti and is being kept as comfortable as possible. Please pray for Daniel - that he is able to live pain-free for the short time he has left on earth and for comfort for his family and the caregivers who love him.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

We had some good news regarding this sweet boy in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. We've been waiting for employees at his orphanage to get x-rays of Gabriel for a doctor in Colorado that will be considering his case. We recently got news that they finally have the x-rays and we should be receiving them soon. We're anxious to get this little guy the care he needs.

We have been asked to look for surgeons willing to place G-tubes for several children with CP in an orphanage in Haiti. These children are all having extreme difficulties eating and we're hoping that this will help them be able to grow and thrive. We have some surgeons willing to take on these children, but are currently waiting to hear back from hospital administration.

Little Therry has full approval from a wonderful hospital in MN and will be traveling there with his mother for heart surgery in the coming months.
We have the pamphlets for the cleft campaign completed and Lori from RHFH was kind enough to translate them for us. She would like someone else to proof read it though, so if there are any fluent Kreyol speakers out there that would be willing to proof read a small, two page document please email us and let us know.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support!