In March 2016, a group of us went to Plaisance, Haiti to put on a medical clinic for the people in the area. Because Plaisance is so high up in the mountains, they do not receive much help. While there, God brought Taina to us. She was in the Plaisance, Haiti clinic due to severe burns to her entire body. She was at home alone cooking when she had to refill a kerosene lantern. As she was doing this, the kerosene spilled, covering her. She proceeded to light the lantern, not knowing that in doing so, she would catch on fire herself. She laid in the house for hours before her mother found her. Although, in the United States, she would have been rushed to a burn unit, here, in the mountains, the clinic was her only option. However, due to being poor, her family could not seek immediate help until urged by a Plaisance resident who assured her mother that the costs would be covered.
While there, some of us were asked to help as the doctors debried her. There was no pain medication available or means to put her under anethstesia, yet this child never made a sound. Tears ran down her face, but she never cried or screamed. We were in awe of her bravery and she quickly became a part of our hearts.
All praise be to God - Taina is now 8 years old and has healed beautifully!
We would love to help Taina and her family have a more stable life. Tiana lives with her mother and 6 siblings in a very small shack. Our team has paid for her to start school, and she will be starting for the very first time in just a couple weeks. We are now praying that we can get the family into an actual home, where they can be safe and thrive.
To have a very small house built for them, it will cost $3,000, and to have a very spacious house built, the cost will be $5,000. Our goal is $5,000, but we would be grateful for $3,000, as well. Once we have enough money raised, it will only take a little over a month for the house to be built for Tiana and her family!
We are seeking prayers and support. If you can contribute, any donation is greatly appreciated!
We thank you in advance for all prayers and donations!
Above - Taina's family's current home
Below - Taina right after her accident and today; Taina, her mom and her family; Taina during her stay at the clinic in 2016, covered in bandages.
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