It’s been a few weeks since our community outreach team discovered Joel, a five-year-old child who lived in extreme poverty and suffered from epilepsy, brain damage, malnutrition and many other medical conditions. His mother worked in grueling manual labor jobs, while his brother was left to care for him.
In spite of their best intentions, his family just couldn’t get him the care he needed.
When his situation was brought to our attention, we immediately sent him to Whisper’s Magical Children’s Hospital – a clean, safe and secure hospital where he could get the treatment needed to improve his health and overall quality of life. In addition to caring for Joel, his mother was able to stay with him and ensure he had her support and love while he was tended to.
In just a few weeks Joel’s overall health has improved tremendously! We’re blessed to share that in addition to putting on weight, he’s also been seeing a physical therapist. One of the biggest issues he faced was a lack of mobility. The issue was compounded by the fact that he didn’t have the nutrition or energy needed to move.
His increased weight and improved nutrition has made moving easier. The doctor mentioned that as he continues to gain weight, his mobility will improve and the work with the physical therapist will reap even more results.
These sorts of reports are what encourage us to do what we do. We are blessed to see Joel improving and even more blessed to see how his mother has responded. In fact, she told our caseworker that she, “appreciates everyone involved in this case and prays that the Almighty God will bless our organization and people.”
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