We are looking for a family in the Philly area that would be willing to serve as a short-term respite family for one of our babies with hydrocephaly. Her host mom may need to leave the country due to a family medical emergency in the coming weeks and we are hoping to line up at least one family that could take Dieuna during her absence. If this is something you are interested in learning more about, please call me at (540) 820-3759 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
(my AMH email is broken at the moment)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
We are looking for a host family for this sweet little guy. His name is Jean-Withson Charles (Jon). He is just a little over 1 year old and is a real charmer. He smiles and loves attention. We feel he will do very well with the surgery for his hydrocephaly. He has a mother, father and grandparents who love him very much. They all have come to Port-au-Prince to help him get the care he needs. It is hard to tell by the photos that were sent, but Vanessa has met him and says that he really is interactive and very alert. We want to take care of the extra fluid in his head before he comes more compromised and the possibility of a good outcome diminishes.
Jon will have his surgery at DuPont Children's Hospital where most of the other children in our hydrocephaly project have received their care. If you feel you can give this handsome little man love and attention for the next three - five months, please let us know ASAP. If you know of anyone else in the Philly area that would be a good host family, please pass the word. We are applying for his visa in the next few weeks and need to line up a host family before he can travel to the US.
Thanks for the help!
Posted by Fran at Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I don't know about at your house, but here at mine, summer is always a bit crazy. Trying to entertain and keep four boys from destroying themselves, each other or the house is almost a full time job. This is all my way of explaining my absence for the last few weeks! While the house is somewhat quiet, I wanted to take a moment and pass along some photos of Brenda's homecoming.
I had mentioned earlier that she traveled well and her mom was thrilled to have her home. She is doing well and I was most impressed with the fancy stroller she is sitting in in all the photos.
Pharah returned home last month as well and we will have two other returning to Haiti this month. Right now, three little ones are scheduled to come in the next month or so for surgery. Two to the Philly area and one here in Virginia. There are still many children waiting for surgery in Haiti and we are looking frantically for docs.
Hope your summer is going well!
Posted by Fran at Wednesday, July 09, 2008