Saturday, July 16, 2005

At last !!!

When Dr. Cynthia DeSoi, our medical director, visited us last January she saw Elson who has had a deep infection in his shoulder for three years. The infection started soon after surgery done here in Cayes to reattach a torn ligament. Elson's mother had borrowed money for the surgery and could not afford to return to the hospital for after-care. It was decided that the best course of action was treatment in the United States with specialists in this field as the infection could lead to more serious problems. It took us four months to get through the bureaucratic maze and get Elson a passport. Two weeks later he has a medical visa from the U.S. embassy and is finally on his way to Maine where he will be hosted by Dr. DeSoi and her family and where Elson will hopefully find healing for his wound. Will keep you posted on his status. Please continue to pray for him. Words cannot express the gratitude that we feel for the love that has been extended to Elson.

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