|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: OCTOBER 9, 2021
REGINALDA COMES HOME!
Tuesday, we were blessed to have BABY REGINALDA released from the hospital after a 12 day stay due to malaria which caused serious anemia. Seven months old, but weighing only 4.7kg/10.3 lbs., this infant was in serious danger. Malaria destroys red blood cells, so if an infant is borderline anemic, which she was, then malaria can wipe out her blood supply very quickly. A transfusion on her 2nd day in hospital, and lots of prayer, gave her the force she needed to fight back.
REGINALDA on Tuesday, happy to he home.
She now has a sponsor, PTL! Our objective is to provide Reggie a high protein diet (Hypo high protein cereal), that will build her immune system and help her gain weight as she is far behind the “norm” for her age. Plz keep her covered in prayer as she continues to regain her health.
BABY CHEBANE MAKING HIS MOVE!
Two months ago, Chebane, now 9kg/19.8 lbs., was in the same fragile state with low body weight, just as REGINALDA is now. I wanted to show you what loving care, your prayers, and a high protein diet does for these infants. THIS LITTLE MAN IS A “JOSHUA GENERATION ” KID FOR SURE!
Baby Chebane 60 days after starting a high protein diet.
OCTOBER MEANS HUNGER TO MANY
Wednesday was especially busy as that is the time when we distribute food to our 7 foster homes. In addition, Social Services sent us 2 families of newly orphaned children who are badly malnourished. Ten people in all.
September to November is hot and dry with little food able to grow. That is why we concentrate our county wide food distributions in those months.
Malnourished children need up to a year of a constant high protein diet to fully recover. Malnourished children are placed in our year-round food program distributed every Thursday at our Balama Center to orphans living with their grandparents in local villages.
Granny Delfina with her 5 grandchildren ages 1 to 9 years.
Granny Delfina in this photo just lost her “single mom” daughter in the Balama hospital, leaving 5 malnourished children behind. Thankfully, this grandmother lives only 6 km/3.6 miles into the Bush from our mission. Granny Delfina’s husband will be able to fetch their weekly food using a bicycle for transport.
The 2nd family is not so fortunate as they live about 30km/18 miles into the Bush. A neighbor brought this granny into Social Services on his motorbike with only the youngest of the 3 orphans. This severely malnourished 2‑year-old received malaria treatment at the hospital that morning, so we fed them a nutritious lunch before they left for home.
YOUR LOVE GIFTS AT WORK, for these are the hunger months that plague the innocent when they lose their parents.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING THEIR RESCUE POSSIBLE.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF