Sometimes all we can do for a little one is to give them their first and last loving Home.
Our Emmanuel died today, on his first birthday – the news struck us like a bolt of lightning.
Every death of a child is a huge tragedy in Kasisi. At the Home, we try to do everything we can to provide the children with the best nutrition, medical facilities, doctors’ care and treatments, but we do not always win with death. The boy suffered from a congenital heart defect, which meant that he had to undergo major surgery in his first months of life.
We ask you today to send warm thoughts to Emmanuel who, we firmly believe, thanks to you, has learned what love and a true Home are. For this, we thank you very much.
We also want to ask you to keep your fingers crossed for Gabriel, who needs your support! The boy returned to hospital yesterday – the initial diagnosis is tuberculosis combined with renal insufficiency.
Gabriel is under the care of the best specialists in Lusaka, but the course of the hunger disease the boy suffers from is insidious. The children’s condition often seems to stabilise, but this is when numerous complications mercilessly attack the weakened body. We will keep you up to date, so keep visiting our website in the coming days. We would very, very much like the coming news to be nothing but optimistic.
Love does not die – let us remember these words of Fr Twardowski on this difficult day.
Santa Claus never had it easy in Kasisi 😉 Over 230 children live here. Sister Mariola has already rushed to his aid and is quietly preparing presents!
Many of us still leave a free seat at the Christmas Eve table. Let one of our children sit at it this year (at a distance, but very much for real) and invite them to the table today!