Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday's Child--Linet

Linet was brought to Casa de Fe from a village deep in the jungle when she was eight months old. Her sister, Rayana, was already here. The sisters share the same rare, unnamed syndrome that has left them blind and unable to swallow. Because of the expense of medication and therapy, their mother could not afford to take care of them. Now at Casa de Fe, Linet is receiving all the medical care and love that she needs! Most recently, Linet's tube feedings were changed from formula to real food, and she seems to be thriving.

If you would like to help us provide care for Linet, you can become her sponsor for a gift of $45/month. To learn more about the Child Sponsorship program, please visit the Casa de Fe website.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wednesday's Child--Janely

Meet Janely.
This sweet five month old baby is NOT available for sponsoring, but she does need your help. Janely was born in the jungle to 14-year old parents. The mother suffered from toxoplasmosis during and after the pregnancy. This disease has been linked to suicidal behaviors, and Janely's mother, unfortunately, took her own life just a few months ago. In the meantime, Janely has been very well cared for by her maternal grandmother. 

But Janely needs much medical care herself. Casa de Fe is working with the grandmother to get this baby the tests and possible surgeries she needs. She has been diagnosed with genetic hydrocephalus

At this very moment, Patti Sue is with Janely at a children's hospital in Quito. Please pray for this sweet girl as she will be put under anesthesia at 2:00 THIS AFTERNOON. The first step is to check her vision. It is believed that she is blind in at least one eye. At 3pm, she will undergo surgery to place a shunt in her brain. She is expected to be released from the hospital within 48 hours. Our goal is to restore this sweet baby to the family that has taken such great care of her as quickly as possible.

The grandmother has no means to pay for Janely's care. The total cost to Casa de Fe will be around  $4000. Will you please consider giving a gift to the Baby Ruth Memorial Medical Fund to help with Janely's medical expenses? No gift is too small. 

"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did for Me.'" ~Matthew 25:40