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Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I had a great nights sleep last night. I had the gift of a mosquito net over my bed. Even though we had mosquitos flying around our room, I didn't have to fear getting bit by a mosquito with malaria during the night.

On my child visit day, I was able to look at Tabia's Compassion records. Part of the record included all of her health history. I noticed that she had been very sick over and over again. I looked through the pages of her records and saw "malaria" and then six months later, "malaria". Her health history was littered with bouts of flu, coughing and malaria. Each time, she had been treated at the hospital, but it continued to haunt her health for years.

Then the health worker pointed out the 2007 record. From that year on, her health was much better and there were no more recorded cases of malaria. I looked at the worker with a questioning look and she replied, "2007 is the year that Compassion handed out malaria bed nets in this area. It has helped our children to stay healthy."

Tabia, my sponsored child, is a real life example that malaria bed nets do help! From her letters I had no idea that this was a part of her reality. I am so thankful that Compassion helped her regain her health so she could go to school and continue to pursue her dreams. I will continue to wholeheartedly support the "Bite Back" campaign to raise funds for bed nets. Kids like Tabia are counting on it.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That's so awesome! And to think -- you held that bit "Bite Back" campaign at your church, which inspired me to do the same and some of the people on my team to hold ones as well! Amazing!