Saturday, February 06, 2010

Moved to Tears, Moved to Action

I hesitated adding these photos but decided to anyway. They are repulsive and they are sad. But THIS IS HAITI right now. Repulsive and sad. And rather than look away in politeness, we should allow ourselves to be disgusted and to be moved by this stuff.

Moved to tears. Moved to action.

This child was burned at the time of the earthquake because she was near where her mother was cooking when the quake hit. These horrible wounds were over a week old by the time her mother brought her to us.

Pray for this little girl and her mom. In addition to her painful burns and the complications of such burns (infection, fluid and electrolyte abnormalities), it is obvious that this little girl is malnourished in the first place.

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