UNAIDS estimates that 33.4 million people are now living with HIV around the world and of that, 2.1 million of them are children. In 2008 an estimated 2 million people died from AIDS. One of those was a princess I'll never forget. She changed me and I know she touched many others. Thank you Berlancia for what you gave me... a passion that drives me.
In developing and transitional countries, 9.5 million people are in immediate need of life-saving AIDS drugs; of these, only 4 million (42%) are receiving the drugs. One of those lucky kids is Nickenson- who is on a program here in Haiti which provides meds for AIDs patients. I thank God for his meds.
Nickenson is doing... well. He is finally gaining weight, little by little and we topped 11 pounds this past Saturday :D He looks so much better physically and is smiley and spoiled. I've had him 24/7 now for a little more than 2 weeks and its been a roller coaster. I try to sneak in as many calories at night as possible. He had been vomiting ALL the time when i first was taking him and we could not get him to keep down his meds, so Licia tried giving him Reglan shots every time we give him his meds (twice a day) and it has been working fantastically. She taught me how to put in the tube and give him the shots so I am able to do everything for him. His dad came to visit and prayed over the rescue center and told me he'd pray for me... I feel blessed to be able to be a part of Nickenson's life and hopefully he will get well enough to go home to a dad who loves God and wants the best for him.
I have WAY too many pics of this beautiful kiddo... here's one for you though :)