|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: APRIL 17, 2021
BABY BOY OLIVIO JOINS OUR FAMILY
Born October 28, 2020, OLIVIO lost his mother 21 days later from post partum complications. His very elderly Granny and Uncle did their best to care for him, but they struggled to meet his needs. The Granny was too frail to make the long trip to fetch baby formula every 14 days, so the Uncle brought him 40km/24 miles by bicycle.
Elderly Uncle rode bicycle 40 km/24 mi so Olivio could have milk
For several weigh-ins, Olivio did not gain weight. Social Services was called and a home visit was made that very day. This elderly family agreed to release this orphan to us, as they realized they were too old to care for him. Only 4.1kg/9 lbs at 6 months, Olivio is VERY content with his new “mama”, Vaneza.
Veneza receives newest family member, Olivio
He is eagerly eating every 2–3 hours, which is normal for a baby who has not been getting the nourishment needed. Otherwise, he is perfectly healthy. Vaneza was very relieved to receive such a healthy, happy little boy. Olivio will help her heal from the loss of Christiano, whom she dearly loved.
OLIVIO NEEDS A $40/MONTH SPONSOR, as milk and baby food prices have increased. Please email me if you would like to sponsor this precious little one.
LATEST TRIPLETS FIGHT TO SURVIVE
Born at 2.4 to 3.5kg/5.2lbs. to 7.7lbs., these 3 little ones have struggled with respiratory illnesses that hospitalized them April 1st. They lost weight, but are fighting to regain it. Each has now managed to hit the 3.5 to 4kg mark at 8 weeks. It is a miracle they have all survived with the challenges of being raised in a remote village.
Newest triplets making progress
Plz pray for the blockage of any further setbacks, as their frail little bodies are working very hard at surviving already.
NEW SANDBOX A BIG HIT AT ZEBRA HOUSE
New Sandbox at Zebra house a great hit!
With the construction shutdown in 2020 due to CV19, our newest home never received its sandbox. The 4 older children, plus our fast growing Adelina and Maezinha, are THRILLED to have such a great play area THANKS TO A SPECIAL LOVE GIFT!
PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR ALL OF US AS WE FACE NEW CHALLENGES EACH DAY AS OUR FAMILY GROWS.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF.