Monday, September 27, 2010

Prayers needed for upcoming trip

Hi dear friends,

Today I leave for Haiti. This will be a very short trip as there are many things that need to happen but very little time to do them in. We will be working on paperwork that needs special signatures. Vanessa Mesidor's visa (have flights for her to fly out on Saturday Oct. 2, Operation to be on Oct. 4. Please pray all goes fast and well for her. We have 9 children we are awaiting passports for. I will be trying to meet with the Minister of the Interior to work out these problems.
We have a medcial team coming down from November 10-17 please pray all get their passports so that they can travel.

Lastly Widlove continues to do so well. I plan to visit him on October 9th.
Adriano continues to grow and become a healthy happy baby, his next step of casting his foot has started.
Baby Marck is doing great after his two eye surgeries. You can tell that he is seeing something but until he is old enough to tell us how much the doctors are not sure. He watches things, people moves his head and tracks. Praise God
Georgy had his long awaited surgery. He is doing great and is proud to tell everyone I am all Boy now. This is an amazing case with an amazing kid and doctor. We can not thank everyone enough for helping this little boy become normal and giving him a chance at life. The condition he was born with was already turning into cancer but it is all gone now.

May Gods Blessings rain down on you and your family this week. love V

Vanessa has a host family

Thank you to the wonderful family who has come forward to help Ruth and David H. of Memphis and the Bellevue Baptist Church. I am so excited to meet them as they are Missionary's in Honduras. God does nothing by accident. So maybe we will also be able to help children from Honduras. Only God knows.

Thank you for your prayers for Vanessa.

Sebasiten is still in need of a host family please contact anyone you know in West Palm Beach or Boyton Beach FL. We need a host family ASAP. This would be for 8-12 weeks. For more information please contact Tami Shobe at 419 568 2893 or

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Host families needed!

We finally got a passport for Armani Sebastien Janvier, a sweet 10 year old boy with hypospadius, a urinary problem. We have filed for his medical visa and will hopefully be able to send him to the US in a week or two.

The very next day, we got our last missing piece of paperwork for Vanessa Mesidor, a 15 year old girl with a heart condition. She already has her passport, so as soon as the embassy approves her visa, she will be able to fly, hopefully as soon as this Saturday!

We are in urgent need of host families for Sebastien in West Palm Beach, FL and for Vanessa in Memphis, TN. If you or someone you know might be interested, please contact me ( or Vanessa Carpenter ( Thanks so much!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ritchy Exavier

Ritchy came to visit Sendhie here at the AMH office this week. He brought his mom and his brothers. As always, he was full of smiles and giggles! Sendhie worked with him to make sure that he is using his prosthetic foot correctly and his crutches when the foot is removed. We love seeing the kids like this, back with their families and living healthily!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


(Kez writing)
I got a visit from one of my favorite patients: Christine and little Christopher. Christopher has been back in Haiti since mid-summer and they wanted to check in with me. I was a little shocked because Christopher's head is larger than when I last saw him in May, but both Sendhie and Christine assured me that the growth happened between May and his surgery in June. Since his return, he has been completely healthy. It's fun to watch him responding to voices calling his name, something he could not do when I first met him.

Christine, of course, is doing great. Nothing gets that woman's spirits down! She arrived, hot and sweaty, tired from trekking 2 hours from the countryside to our office in Delmas carrying a very heavy baby, but she wore a big ol' smile on her face. We had a pleasant visit and then I sent them home until next month when at least Christine will come see me.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Check out Adriano

Adriano has been getting healthier and bigger everyday under the loving care of Diane and Katie. He is now 10lbs 7oz. He has had his second follow-up visit and is on track for a complete healthy heart. He has been taken off all his meds except one. We are applying to have his club foot treated at Shriner’s Hospital in Philadelphia; please pray for his acceptance by the program
Since our last email we have learned that Child Hope International who operates the orphanage in Haiti Adriano was being cared for has hired Adriano’s mom as a day care worker and offered her housing. That means Adriano will have a safe, clean home to live and thrive in along with 4 or 5 loving mommas to watch over him. Check out they are awesome, thanks Susette for being an answer to prayer