Here is the update some of you have requested on our newest member Ann Marie. Born on the 23rd day of March, her mother died of AIDS related causes just 20 days later and because of that the Home Care team of Partners in Compassion /Cambodia was notified. There were no known relatives in the area and so my Partner Vandin San, who heads our Home Care teams, called to ask if I would accept her. I of course said yes, having been given a sign just a few days earlier that we would be getting a baby, when our good friend Mary Dunbar dropped off a bundle of used clothing in which there was a bag of very small baby clothes.
She wasn’t in very good shape when she came to us and needed some special infant care, which is not easy to find around here… however in what can only be described as a WOPCIE (Wat OPot CoIncidental Experience) the day after her arrival, Juergen Reichl, a male Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse from Switzerland just happened to find his way to our place and decided to stay for a few weeks.
Photo by Michael Scholten
Ann Marie is making good progress and is now at 1.8 kilograms, which is pretty good considering she was only 1.6 kilograms when she came to us a few days ago.
Thanks to all who have expressed concern for her and a big THANKS to all of you who make this possible through your support.
Wayne Dale Matthysse