Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Why Lambano is Needed..........

This is Zintle. She came to live at Lambano about a week and a half ago. She is 6 years old and weighs half of what she should for her age. She has AIDs and TB. Now, looking at her you would think she had not had access to medical care. However, Zintle has lived in a clinic for the last two years. While it is obvious even for non-medical people looking at her that she has medical issues, she was not given medication for TB or antivirals. In fact, while she has all the symptoms of TB, she was not even tested to TB while in the clinic. Thus, she got sicker and sicker. It really makes me upset just thinking about it. There is no reason why this little girl should be as sick as she is. None!!!

Shortly after coming to us, she was tested for TB and put on the needed medication for it. She already is doing better. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and her picture clearly shows why ministries like Lambano are needed here in South Africa.

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