Divine is a 20 month old child who was admitted yesterday with sudden onset of fever and seizures. His mother had brought him to our hospital from Yoaunde, the capital and a 6-7 hour car ride. Before we could ask why she brought him here she volunteered that his twin brother had died yesterday. He developed the same symptoms 1 day earlier and was admitted to the University Hospital. When he died yesterday morning and Divine began experiencing the same symptoms I can only imagine the fear that came over her. She immediately gathered Divine and a few belongings and headed to Njinikom. Fortunately Divine is doing better today with no more seizures. What a tragic story to remind us once again what a killer malaria can be, especially with young children.
Jim and Terry Hake have been at St. Martin de Porres Hospital in Njinikom, Cameroon since July 2010. With the prayerful support of their family and friends, and relying on Our Lord to be their daily companion, they are in the second year of a three year mission.