Valdine Louis DOB 07/15/2007
Her mother died when she was only 10 days old, she was then left under her grandmother’s care, which barely can care for herself. She is a survivor, struggling day by day running around sometime without any clothes. She is smart, outspoken and will tell you a piece of her mind.
Vanessa Rosena pierre Louis DOB 05/16/2007
Like to be calling by her middle name Rosena, her mother died December 2011, she was then left under her grandmother’s care. She is quiet, love to take pictures, and love to smile.
Rosemerlande Justilien DOB 08/16/2008
Unfortunately not very happy, she barely smiles. Her mother woke up one day could not handle the situation unable to care for her children, she left Rosemerlande with the other two children with their father, who is doing whatever he can to feed the children, most of the times he had nothing to feed them. Her siblings are few of the children in our waiting list to send to school when funds are available. She enjoys playing with the other girls.
Vanlancia Lubin DOB 08/27/2007
Both parent are present, but unable to care for her and her little sister. She love to sing when she is happy, also cry a lot. Her little sister I believe is 3 years, stop by the house almost every day during meal times. She is small but smart. Next one to move into the house when funds available
Nathanael Piere DOB 02/17/2010
Sweet precious toddler, her mother died January 2012, left her and her older sister, they have a lot of family members, but can only provide them with love. The older sister went to her Godmother and Nathanael, was left between her two grandmothers and her father’s care. She calls everybody manman. When she moved in, they did even know her DOB, they thought she was only one year old, to found out she just two February 17 and I was in Haiti March 4th, no one say happy birthday to her. For that reason I promise them their birthday will always be special. I’ll make sure they celebrate their birthdays.
Baby Emmanuela DOB 12/25/2011
Our youngest baby for now, her mother is mentally ill; her aunt was trying to care for her, by feeding her a special dish green banana pudding. Currently still living with her aunt. We supply all her needs, will move in when to the bigger house with the other children as soon we get it ready. As of March 2013 , Baby Emmanuella has been just diagnosed with tuberculosis, even though we are providing her with food, milk and now thanks to our generous heart supporters who are supporting her TB treatments for a cost of $30 per month, her living conditions are really is really poor. The house she currently lives in right now has dirt floors, no concrete, tile carpet or wood, just dirt and with an old mattress. It’s almost impossible to visit her home when we go to Haiti, because she lives over two hours away from us, where no cars can get there, you have to use Haiti most type of taxi, the small motorcycle. We are praying while she is recovering from TB, we can find the supports to help us finish the house so we can move her in with the other children to the new house after she is recovery from TB.
Katrina Jeanjack (DOB 11/23/11
Her father left shortly after her birth, and left her mother to care for her and her three siblings on her own. She is severely malnourished, and her siblings cannot attend school. Her mother supports them by selling produce at the local market about 10 miles away, walking with whatever she is selling on top of her head. We met her during the toy distrubution; she heard we were giving out food so she came with her children even though they do not attend the school; just to get a meal for the day. Our hearts were broken to see the condition of the baby; we offered to help. We were able to offer give baby formula, cereal, and pediasure. We were able to instruct on how to feed the baby, and will be helping her with providing her with food for the baby in the future.
Our precious angel above (By Founder)
Our Guidance angel Baby Louis entered this world March 14th, 2012. I met Baby Louis May 28th, 2012while I was on my second mission trip to Haiti. Baby Ehawileinezky Louis was severely malnourished, dehydrated and with a temperature of 103.0 when I found him, he only weighted 4.2 lbs. after 12 weeks, I rushed him to the hospital he was hospitalized for one week. His mother’s breast milk dried out, they were feeding him sugar water or baby formula when they can buy it, only one scoop of milk per 8 oz. of water per day. I took complete responsibility of him, since that time, baby Louis and his family become part of my family. We spoke every day or every other day getting updated on baby Louis condition. I supported him by sending him money for doctors’ visit weekly, formula and make arrangement for a better environment to call home until I could have got the other house ready for the girls; the plan was for him to come join the girls. When I saw his updated pictures I was so happy to see how he changed. Since May last mission trip my focus was on him, asking people for their supports to help me with his medical and formulas need, Which he was blessed, a lot of people open their heart and Supported him. Monday night few days before he passed away, while I was talking to his mother I heard my little baby boy in the background, I told her not to leave him on the bed, because he can fall. He sounded healthy and happy. On Tuesday I sent money for his doctor visit for Wednesday. Wednesday morning his father text me to call him, when I called him he said he did not get the money yet, I told him my uncle had the money to see my uncle. I asked him how is he baby, he told he is ok. Later I called my uncle he told me he already gave him the money. That afternoon one of my co-worker gave me three big cans of formula for him and that Monday I purchased some infant Tylenol, Motrin and little nose drop for him, all the items remained on my dining table for three days after he passed away. I got him some clothes packed ready to ship to Haiti. Wednesday night June 27th, 2012, while my mother was in hospital at 9:44pm I called her and told her, I needed to send a box of items for the baby ASAP, because I knew his formula is about to finish, she told me she supposed to get out of the hospital tomorrow we’ll talk about it. At 11:15pm, when I got home from work, I received a text from my cousin to call her, when I called her she said to call my uncle in Haiti, the new baby I just started to help passed away. I called my uncle and his parent; they told me his doctor’s appointment was ok. The doctor said he was fine, around 10:00pm while feeding him he could not breath, they rushed him to the hospital, before the doctor see him, his small heart stopped beating. He was in my life for a whole month, and I blessed to have him in my life. His Death hurt me a lot because I thought he was getting better, when I saw his pictures. He was not just a child whom I was helping, I care for every one of them that I’m blessed with. They are part of my life. They are my babies. Baby Louis is not the only child in Haiti who died of malnourished, a lots of children lives ended because of malnourished.
R.I.P our sweet boy
March 14th, 2012 to June 27th, 2012