Dear SLUH Community,
Miracles do happen, and the donation I received of $5,775.00 came at just the right time.
The other day, Marnie Gustavson, who is the person who has worked so hard with the powers that be (Government officials, etc.) gave her permission for us to open the Baby Orphanage—the first week of June. Marnie asked for $6,000 to get the room ready for the babies. As you can see, your check has made this possible. This means staff, medicine, etc.
HALO is now able to open a special nursery for infants in Afghanistan, in partnership with PARSA (Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Support for Afghanistan). Care for orphaned or abandoned infants in Afghanistan is non-existent. Infants who lose their mother often die. I am going there the first week of June for the opening.
Equally frightening is the report that newborns who have been abandoned are stacked like cordwood in the childrens' hospital.
The students who have worked so hard during Mission Week are to be commended for their empathy and caring—something that was part of Dr. Tom Dooley's life.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart—and a special thank you to the boys who made all this possible during their Mission Week.