A Little Boy – RaeLyn

I met a very memorable child at the medical clinic we held in Ntutti village near the Gateway Youth Ranch. He was carefully unwrapped, like a present, by his mother. Tiny, underweight, his face marked by a skin infection and his small body arched and stiff, caused by severe brain damage. Despite these challenges, he was so obviously loved. His mother was concerned about a fever, and his difficulty eating. Did she know how sick her little boy is? We provided medicine, a malaria test and a few suggestions…so little. We watched as she carefully rewrapped her beloved son, carrying him as a small bundle on her back. Our hearts breaking as she slowly walked away, we wished we could do so much more.

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