An Update on Christine
Back in February we shared the story of a little baby we named Christine, who was found outside on a cold winter day after being born too soon. Thankfully, her orphanage called us right away, and we were able to help with her hospitalization so she could get the emergency medical care she needed.
Christine was struggling to breathe when found, in respiratory distress due to pneumonia. Pneumonia is sadly one of the leading causes of death in children under five, taking the lives of almost one million children each year around the world. In preemies, pneumonia is particularly dangerous due to the baby’s immature immune system and underdeveloped lungs. We are so grateful that Christine was able to get the medical care she required to overcome the odds against her.
In early March, Christine discharged from the hospital and entered our Anhui Healing Home. This tiny baby girl weighed just 2 kg!
Our healing home nannies got right to work with lots of cuddling and warm bottles, with the hope her furrowed brow would soon smooth out with some much-needed weight gain.
By the end of March, Christine already was looking much healthier.
Now we are at the end of April, and look at baby Christine now! That is some seriously awesome hair, isn’t it?
What an absolute joy to know that her life was spared and she is now on the way to full health.
We love watching her progress, and we send our deepest thanks to everyone who supports our work to bring hope to the most vulnerable. Baby Christine, you are such a beautiful example that Every Child Counts.