Thursday, December 23, 2010


 Terry and I have so many things to be thankful for this Christmas Season.  We feel so blessed to be part of Mission Doctors Association.  This would not be possible without the prayers and financial support directed to MDA.  Your financial support to MDA has allowed us to set up an account here at the hospital to pay for tests and medications when patients can not afford them.  I would like to share with you how your financial support can affect an individual on this end. 

Blessing is a young mother who has been in the hospital the last 6 weeks.  She was found to have HIV and had a series of secondary infections which have kept her from recovering and going home.  During her hospital stay she found out her husband has had HIV for some time and has been on treatment but failed to let her know about his illness and the risk to her and their 1 year old son.  To make matters worse her husband literally walked out on her and their son a month ago.  She has been in the hospital without a care giver and has been getting food from other patients and care givers to survive.  She has had to continue nursing her son even though it poses a risk of passing on her HIV but she has had no resources to buy food for him.
We were able to use donor funds to pay her medical bills and provide money for her to travel back to her family which lives hundreds of miles away.  Your generosity allowed Blessing this special Christmas gift and knowledge that there are people in the world who care about the less fortunate and are willing to do something about it.
Blessing and Poukline
Terry and I join Blessing and her son to thank you and wish you a Blessed and Merry Christmas.

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