A reality check …

A reality check …

Joseph Aba in South Sudan gets in touch to let us know that one of our sponsor children is unwell.

He wrote:
“Our brother Eluzai Loboka is back from the Hospital in Kampala and he came back with terrifying result of the sickness of the boy. The viral load is high than the capacity of the liver. However, the doctor advices that as the child is small when treated he will recover. The full treatment is for 6 months. The medicine for one  month cost 400,000 Uganda shillings. We believed that their is no sickness beyond God’s healing power. Prayer for Lubajo Stephen. Joseph

 Further correspondence told us:
“Thank you so much for your gracious reply, Stephen is suffering from the same sickness Charles is suffering from; hepatitis B. the boy is at home but he has will taken to Kampala at the end of July for Liver test and in December for viral test. The cost of the medicine in one month only is 400,000 Uganda shilling. The total cost of 6 months medicines is 2,400,000.  I am grateful that the sponsor of Stephen is willing to help, a big relief to Eluzai.  Joseph”

Amazingly the sponsor of Stephen had been at the Cress Open Garden at Knighton Manor and had offered to raise his monthly donation for the boy.  This was before Caroline received the first email who gave the sponsor a call to update them on how unwell the boy was and that his father had no money to pay for treatment.  Wonderfully the sponsor sent over enough money to cover the treatment and medicine!