March is speeding by and we are going to be ending our March Madness Fundraiser. We have received pledges for a little over $350, but we still have thousands to go to buy all the diapers and wipes we need for the Oradea Hospital! Sooo if you keep forgetting about joining in on this fundraiser (which is normally my problem) there is still time!!! your contributions do make a difference!
Let me give you two examples of happy endings that we sometimes see! If you remember, when I was in Romania last May, we had two very special children in the hospital. One was Baby F and she had severe cradle cap and skin condition that caused her to have a polka dotted torso. The hospital had resigned themselves to the fact that she would be sent to the Centru Orphanage for disabled children, even though she was functioning normally AND her parents had signed their rights away!
I pushed for a visit with the staff dermatologist and took Baby F. The dermatologist said that I could use the special cream I use for cradle cap but that the baby needed extra ointment as well. The hospital didn't carry it so nothing was to be done. I "offered" to pay for it so she wrote me a prescription that I could get filled elsewhere. She then proceeded to tell me that no foster family would want the burden of such a child! I contacted a friend who deals with foster care and between our creams removing the scabbing and my friend's hard work, Baby F is now in an adoptive home!
Our next child was Baby D. He has digestion issues and had some surgeries on his stomach. He had a large opening in his stomach and needed a urine bag for waste. However, the hospital did not have enough bags and had to reuse the same one several times increasing the risk of infection. The removal of the bag and retaping each time to his raw skin was a painful procedure, but Baby D always kept a cheerful dispostion! PHFTC was able to purchase extra bags from a pharmacy and the kind pharmacist donated some creams for the baby's stomach. He is now in a Christian, foster home and is hoping to get surgeries now to correct his problem.
This is the work that we do and I am so blessed to be a part of it and I want to thank you for the part that you do, as well!