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Trip Start May 02, 2009
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Mascail Family Home

Flag of Philippines  , Visayas,
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hello Everyone,
This is a quick blog because I need your prayers. Yesterday I heard a story about a child at the orphanage I will be going to tomorrow that is horrific. There is a baby boy there 3 years old with Cerebral Paralysis (I don't think that is the right word).  He was found as an infant in a dumpster after they attempted to abort him but were not successful. He can't eat normally with a bottle because for some reason the food doesn't go to his stomach and nurture him.  They tried feeding him with a feeding tube for a while.  But because the orphanage is short on staff and the feeding was probably expensive the supervisor refused to keep the baby on a feeding tube.  So from what I hear he is basically starving to death with little to no care.  I think it is amazing that he has lived through an abortion and lived to be 3 years old with such bad support.  As soon as I can I am going to spend time with this little boy.  If any of you feel you can help support him or know of anyways to stop his life from being taken let me know.  Once I have more information on adoption procedures I will let you all know.  Please pray for his life.
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tmt_stu
tmt_stu on

praying like crazy
oh, Elsa- just hug him from me, please. How miniscule any aches & pains I have become next to his struggle.

lizarseneau
lizarseneau on

Starving child
Elsa, Your account of this precious child brings to my mind a young friend at our fellowship who is celebrating the 3rd birthday of her only son--born 3 mo. premie and with a digestive syndrome very similar to the child you described. She and her husband feed him through an elaborate tube mechanism, into a 'plug' in his stomach. I often consider how blessed we are in the US to have such stat-of-the-art medical equipment. I know that even about my son, Seth.
How heartbreaking for you to witness the conditions of the neglected little lives there. We are praying you can bring a little comfort a joy into his life.

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