|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: MARCH 11, 2022
BABY #15 RESCUED FROM OUTDOOR TOILET!
A baby boy was born in a remote village on March 9th, his cord was broken (not cut), then someone, we “guess” that it was his mother, dumped him into a nearby outdoor toilet, head first! Teresa, the woman who lived in that mud hut heard the infant crying, and immediately tore the log top off the toilet with her neighbor’s help.
L to R. Estevan, foster Mother for Marcos, and Teresa, the woman who rescued him from outdoor toilet.
After pulling the baby out, she immediately tied his umbilical cord, and bathed him to remove the excrement from his body. Teresa doesn’t speak Portuguese or Makua, just Makonde, so she asked Fatima, her trilingual neighbor, to go with her to the village clinic with the baby. The clinic called the Balama hospital which immediately sent their ambulance to fetch the infant and the 2 ladies.
Marcos, barely 24 hours old, sleeping peacefully.
This precious little one miraculously survived the night in the maternity ward, showing NO SIGNS of any medical problems 12 hours later.
Social Services called me at 10:45 a.m., Thursday, March 10th, asking us to accept the infant into our family. Our Foster Mother, Estevania, was orientating at House #7. She gladly received him as her own. This little boy, now named Marcos, became the 5th infant in that house.
Our staff gathered under the Mango Tree, discussing a name. Marcos was chosen. As that is Portuguese for March, his birth month.
On Friday, day 2 of his life, Marco’s has no fever, and only mild inflamation around his umbilical cord. The Balama Doctor placed him on an Antibiotic syrup, and gave us a special antibiotic umbilical cord gel to apply.
OUR MIRACLE BABY, MARCOS, needs a sponsor of $40/month to cover his baby formula and Foster care.
PLEASE email me directly for more information if you would like to sponsor him.
GOD TRULY HAD HIS GUARDIAN ANGEL CATCH AND PROTECT MARCOS. There’s not a scratch on his tiny body after a 6‑foot fall onto his head! Under “normal” circumstances, Marcos should have a badly infected umbilicus AT THE VERY LEAST!
OUR GOD IS TRULY AMAZING IN ALL HE DOES FOR HIS LITTLE ONES!
GOD’S BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL!
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF