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November 23, 2021

Podolsky (Baby Po)

In February 2019, For You Haiti received a tiny patient at their medical clinic by the name of Podolsky (Baby Po). Po was almost two years old but couldn’t crawl, walk or talk. He was severely malnourished and cried out in pain if anyone touched him. He was brought to the clinic by his mom, Sherline, who was a single mother. Sherline had done the best she could to provide for Po, but something …
November 23, 2021

ABACKY

Abacky was a healthy little boy and loved walking in the garden with his mother and walking with his big sisters to school. He had a normal and happy life until he was struck with hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus is a build-up of fluid around the brain and must be treated or can be life-threatening. At the age of 6, the disease had taken hold of little Abacky. The pressure of the fluid on his brain…
November 23, 2021

MIRLINE

Mirline was diagnosed with lymphatic filariasis when she was a little girl. Lymphatic Filariasis is a rare but very dangerous parasitic disease typically spread by infected insects or animals. It affects the lymph nodes and can cause extreme swelling in the limbs. By the time Mirline was 18 years old her leg had swollen 5x the size of her other leg. The infected limb was extremely painful and s…
November 23, 2021

ROSE

Rose, a shy sweet 14-year-old girl, had a very painful tumor the size of a grapefruit growing on her face. Her mother was desperate to save her life and had taken Rose to all of the major hospitals in Haiti only to hear that same news again and again, that the surgery was not possible and there was nothing they could do. Rose’s mother heard of the miracles that happened at For You Haiti and in …
November 23, 2021

SARAH ROSE

This year our For You Haiti medical team saw many cases of Anthrax, not commonly seen on the small island of La Gonave. Carmy, a For You Haiti staff member, was making his rounds in remote villages visiting patients when he came across a four-year-old girl named Sara Rose who had a terrible eye infection.  Sara Rose was brought to the For You Haiti medical clinic and diagnosed with Anthrax. Ant…
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