When mother Edith Michel showed up at the Second Mile Treatment Center, both of her sons were very sick with severe acute malnutrition. When children get to this stage of malnutrition, they require urgent medical care in order to survive.
Edith knew that she needed to get help fast. So she traveled over three hours across Northern Haiti from the town of Port-Margot because she had heard of a center that could really, truly help. Not hand her some supplements and send her home. But welcome her and her children in and support them until they were back on their feet. She found it: the Second Mile Treatment Center.
Ryan, who turned one in February, and Karl, who turned two in February, have been with their mother at the Second Mile Treatment Center since January 30th. We immediately started monitoring their health, providing supplemental nutrition, and working closely with mom Edith so that she feels confident in her ability to prevent relapse in the future.
As you can see, the boys' health has been totally transformed!
We were not seeing giggles and smiles like this from Ryan and Karl just 10 weeks before. And Edith is glowing and brimming with ideas for how to apply her new knowledge and skills to keeping her family happy and healthy.
These little guys' transformation is all thanks to their mother's persistence, the Second Mile staff who were there to offer medical services to respond to their immediate needs, and to our Fierce monthly supporters.