Roberta Edwards works tirelessly to help children in Haiti. Through her work she helps to feed children in the Santo Nutrition Center. Those children receive two hot meals a day, five days a week. Those same children are sponsored through the Education Program to have their school tuition, books, and uniform paid for as well. It is vitally important that we continue to find sponsors who will commit to monthly donations to support these programs. Without monthly sponsorships, these children would not be able to continue to go to school or receive the much needed food.
As we are getting into a new year, maybe it is time for you to consider taking on a monthly sponsorship. Our current greatest need is the Education Program. You can sponsor a child’s educational expenses for $35 a month. Those donations can be mailed monthly to the Estes church of Christ or you can set up a recurring automatic donation through our website by clicking here. One time yearly donations are also great. If you are interested or have any questions about sponsorships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to help you get started.
This month we would like to spotlight one of the children who is in the nutrition and education program. Her story is below. If you’d like to make a difference to a child like this, please consider a monthly sponsorship so that this good work can continue for many years to come, and no child will have to be turned away.
LeeAnn Stuart of Kennett, MO was a part of our Estes medical team last year. She saw one of the children in our nutrition center named Kerlineda Domec. She is 13 years old and had a serious heart defect. Lee Ann left Haiti and never forgot this little girl. She worked and notified the Haiti Cardiac Alliance, which works with the Caridiac Team from Health City in the Caymen Islands.
One of the hardest problems is the logistics of followup with heart patients and getting them to appointments after identifying the patient’s needs. We were able to help facilitate communication with the medical personnel and Kerlineda and her mom. In October last year, Kerlineda was flown by private plane to the Caymen Islands, where she had a heart catheterization to correct moderate to severe pulmonic stenosis.
After her three week stay in the Caymen Islands, Kerlineda is back in Santo and going to school. She is happy, healthy and so thankful to God for her recovery. Thank you LeeAnn for your love, care and tenacity to make this happen!