Tuesday, December 1, 2009

AIDS day 2009

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 :)

1 comment:

  1. :) your the bomb bomb(anna). Keep up the awesome work your doing
    -sauce (spencer haha)


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