Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Hi to all, Thank you to all who came out or donated to help Chrisno get his next surgery. It will be next month in California. Darlene and Will are both happy and a little scared as any of us would be if our child had to undergo yet another major Brain Surgery. Please keep them in your prayers.

I will try to post photos of the event. We could not have done this without all of the loving caring support of so many. Dave and Patty opened their home and farm, all had a great time. Even the rain could not stop us. Thank you again. love V

Can not get the photos to upload will keep trying.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Packing Shipping Containers

Hi All,

We are once again receiving a gift of used school equipment.   After our earthquake last year less than 50% of  schools that came down in the quake have been rebuilt.  Considering on about 10% of the Haitian children even had a school to go to before the quake is unthinkable. 

We are in the process of opening a new school in the village of Jolivert.  This area has NO school and never has.   The donation of this school furniture will be shared all across Haiti.  We Thank the Plain City School District for there donation.  If anyone in Ohio wants to help us load on Monday please call or email Vanessa for directions.   We plan to pack 8 shipping containers in 8-10 hours. 

More to come about our new school.  love V

Baby Marck in need of prayer

This is the latest update from Baby Marck's host mother please keep him in prayer

I am writing with a difficult update about Marck. You may recall that in my last update I said that Marck was having some stomach issues. Within a day or two of my email to you, Marck was constantly vomiting and we took him to the ER. In the ER, he had blood work done. All of the blood work numbers came back very low. Marck was admitted to the hospital and underwent testing to rule out leukemia. He had a bone marrow biopsy and 2 blood transfusions. Additionally, blood work was taken to test for a number of odd viruses. Marck was discharged after 4 days and doing much better. There was no diagnosis at the time as many of the test results had not returned. One day later, Marck's biopsy site became infected. Again, he was admitted to the hospital. It became clear that his body was having difficulty fighting the infection due to his low blood cell count. He was again given a blood transfusion and a round of 4 different antibiotics. Marck did fight through and was discharged after 5 days. We also received the results of some of the tests. Marck tested positive for a common virus called HHV 6 (commonly called roseola). Everyone has come in contact with the virus by the time they are adults. Some individuals have a rare response to the virus and it can result in bone marrow suppression. It now seems that this may be the reason for Marck's low blood count. Marck's infection (at the biopsy site) is healed and he is improving, but we still see some signs of sickness. Marck is being closely monitored by a pediatric hematology/oncology team and is receiving excellent care. The virus should go away on its own and we should continue to see improvement. In the meantime, Marck has a PICC line to make regular blood draws and IV antibiotics easier.

Additionally, Marck will have his regularly scheduled EUA of his left eye and measurement of his right eye on next Tuesday. Unless something in his health changes between now and then, he should be fine to undergo those procedures.