It doesn’t take x-ray vision, super strength, or genius intellect to save lives in the real world. It doesn’t take flight either—in fact, you don’t even have to get out of your seat. If you’ve donated to International Child Care and Grace Children’s Hospital, we want you to know that to MarcKenley, and hundreds like him, you already are a superhero.
Four-year-old MarcKenley came to Grace Children’s Hospital last November with a sad story and very little else. Severely malnourished and carrying a heavy cough, fever, and diarrhea, MacKenley was, as they say, all “skin and bones.”
He was being raised by his mother, and his father is unknown. Many months ago, his mother passed away, and her friend took MacKenley in. That friend, too, sadly passed away, leaving her daughter to care for him. The friend’s daughter took responsibility, but it was too much for her, and so she thankfully knew to bring him to Grace.
When he was admitted, the nurses also discovered that MarcKenley also had headaches and stomach pain and was suffering from Pneumonia and HIV. They started him on Anti-Retroviral (ARV) treatment, and his condition quickly improved.
MarcKenly's Chance for a Future
After several months of special care—and some special love from the mamans (nurses)—MarcKenley is doing much better. He has the energy and strength now that he loves to play, and the progress is not only evident in his weight and health, but also in his smile. The nurses describe him as a happy young boy; he is only hoping that one of these days, someone whom he knows would come for a visit.
Unfortunately, he is one of many this year that will be considered an orphan. Once he is healthy enough, he will be placed in an orphanage that specializes in children with HIV/AIDs. Although in his past those that surrounded him lost their lives, MarcKenley has now been given a chance to live his own. His precious life was saved thanks to Grace Children’s Hospital—and it would not have been possible without the dollars from our generous donors.
It doesn’t take x-ray vision, super strength, or genius intellect to save lives in the real world. It doesn’t take flight either—in fact, you don’t even have to get out of your seat. If you’ve donated to International Child Care and Grace Children’s Hospital, we want you to know that to MarcKenley, and hundreds like him, you already are a superhero. You've turned his sad story into a story of hope and life.
MarcKenley is one of hundreds of children this year who will benefit from full care from the hospital at no charge. Grace Children’s Hospital never turns away a child for inability to pay, and International Child Care aims to keep it that way. Together, we can do so much more because of your help. Every gift matters, especially yours, as we work every day to ensure a brighter future for the people of the Haitian community. Show that we will not stop fighting for these children’s lives by donating and being someone’s superhero today.