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This is the first in a series of posts introducing you to some of the amazing kids we got to hang out with in Cazale, Haiti, at RHFH.

GERLINA

Gerlina came to clinic when she was 6 months old.  She weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces at that time.  Her mom died when she was 4 months old of a fever.  Her dad wanted to try and take care of her at his house so we gave him infant formula and supplies to care for her. He really loves her.  We told him to return each month for more supplies and a check-up in the clinic.  We had not seen him for about 5 months, but this past week he came back.  He has been trying to pay off his bills from the cost of burial for his wife and did not have any money to travel down to see us.  It was a really hard decision for her father to leave her here because he has lost two other children and Gerlina is all he has left.  The little peanut can stand up when holding onto something. She is now 12 months,  and still weighs 8lbs 6oz which mean she still has a long way to go to get caught up.  (currently on the medika mamba program).

Can you imagine not being able to take you sick baby to the doctor because you were having to use all your money to pay the burial costs of the mother or father?

Gerlina, when she admitted in September, 2011.

Gerlina, September 2011

Her ‘boyfriend’ is Darlens……they are CRAZY about each other. Here are some photos of baby love!

This is what happened when they were reunited after Gerlina came and hung out with me on the porch for a little bit. I definantly think she prefers Darlens over me!!!!

Gerlina is still a tiny little thing but interacts with folks, and will walk holding someone’s hands.

“He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.” Matthew 25:45

*Some photos and info was borrowed from the RHFH website realhopeforhaiti.org *

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