A few weeks ago we sent a prayer request for Sofia, a baby in the hospital who has a life threatening heart condition. The past weeks have been rough for Sofia as she wasn’t feeling very well and there were rumors that she might just be sent home as nothing else could be done. However, on Tuesday new news was delivered… Read more
My second school year as the After School Program Manager is coming to an end and things are winding down. As I look back over this year I am humbled and blessed at how much the Lord has done in the lives of the 120 children we have worked with. Seeing children, many of whom […]
In Romania, June 1st is Children’s Day! Celebrations take place all over the country to make the day special for the children. The play therapists in the hospital organize games and events, such as face painting, magic shows, and balloons. This year we helped by providing 200 bananas for the kids to have a healthy snack for the day. In the After School Program, we let the kids have some extra play time, including using the parachute and playing kickball. But the best part of the day was the surprise ice cream that each class was able to enjoy! The Kid’s Club kids each received some special gifts for the day, like stuffed animals and umbrellas.
Our teachers and volunteers know how special the children are that we have the privilege to work with daily, but it’s still fun for everyone to have a special celebration and for the kids to be reminded just how loved they are!
S is a baby who first came to us in February. She has spent some time in ICU and some time at home since then, but has spent the majority of the past 4 months with us. We have watched her learn to walk and learn to talk, been a part of her giggles and comforting her tears. She is an adorable bundle of joy, who enjoys company and always blows us a sweet kiss when we leave. We think she is around 18 months old.
Her parents have 4 other children at home, but visit as often as they can. They both have a strong bond with their daughter, but they have been unable to care for her at home because she has a condition called tetralogy of fallot. This is a very rare condition affecting 4 areas of her heart. People with this condition, however, with the right treatment in early life, live relatively normally and into adulthood. S has already had one heart surgery, but needs another. At the moment her heart struggles to get enough oxygen around her body, and her hands and feet often have a bluish tint. Up to now, she has been too unwell for the surgery, and is limited on the antibiotics she can be given due to her heart condition. This past week, however, she has been recovering well, and it is possible that after one more check up her parents can book an appointment for her surgery in Targu Mures, approximately a 3 hour drive from Brasov. Her mother will go with her.
Please join us in prayer for S and her family. For wisdom for the doctors and surgeons treating her, for God’s timing for the surgery and for Gods love and faithfulness to be displayed to her and her family throughout this difficult time.