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No mother should ever have to ask this question

No mother should ever have to ask this question

How long can my child survive without food? It’s a heartbreaking question without an easy answer. Determining factors include the size of the child, whether or not he is already malnourished, or if he is dehydrated. It’s a question no mother should ever have to ask....
What happens when you help rescue a child?

What happens when you help rescue a child?

Hilda isn’t even 1 year old yet, but she’s already a warrior. She’s faced one of the biggest fights of her life. Severely malnourished and tiny for her age, Hilda was near death when she was brought to a Rescue Center. Thanks to the compassion and generosity of a...
You can be the answer to a mother’s desperate prayers

You can be the answer to a mother’s desperate prayers

Pedro cries day and night. While most kids his age spend their days learning to walk, Pedro lies on his back, staring at the laminated roof of his family’s little adobe home. His body is constantly in pain, and his skin is inflamed with sores. He is weak, and if...
Rescuing a child can save a mother, too!

Rescuing a child can save a mother, too!

Claudine’s soft, baby skin had turned ashy. The 18-month-old’s thin limbs hung by her side. In their small home in Haiti, Claudine’s mother rocked her, trying to comfort her daughter’s weak whimpers. As she tenderly kissed her daughter’s cheek, Claudine’s mother knew...
Two months with almost no food

Two months with almost no food

It’s not unusual for a baby to cry, but at two months old, little Mariela Lopez never stopped. She cried from the suffocating heat when the blazing Guatemalan sun beat down on the roof of her family’s mud house. She cried from exhaustion, unable to sleep through the...
Advent: the season of miracles

Advent: the season of miracles

The arrival of guests you didn’t think could make it for Christmas … a sick family member being able to leave the hospital for the holiday … the sudden arrival of extra funds during a tough financial season … peace among family members where there’s usually tension....
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