Meet Grandpa Augustin and Baby Williamson. Over the past several years, two devastating losses hit their family. The grandfather of two little boys lost his wife in 2013 and then his only daughter nine months ago. In February, Augustin and his 11-month-old grandson, Williamson, visited Danita’s Children’s Medical Center due to malnutrition. What we saw when they came to us totally touched our hearts…
The chances of an infant dying without a mother are very high.
It is not uncommon to see mothers, grandmothers, sisters, or aunts caring for children. Not so common to see men doing so. We were utterly astonished to see a feeble grandfather patiently sitting in a waiting room, doing everything in his power to keep his grandson alive and well. The moment we saw Augustin and baby Williamson, our hearts were captured by his selflessness and determination to care for this baby boy, especially without a mother to help.
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Thankfully, Danita’s Children is supplying the baby with milk and the family with more food. We are also working with a nurse in their area to ensure the family receives continued malnutrition supplements and to monitor the baby’s weight and progress on a weekly basis.
Because of your support, we are able to bless families who have endured traumatic life events like Augustin and his grandsons. Their story of loss, life, and love moves us to take action. We hope it does the same for you!