Okiki is a two-year-old with deep burns on her face and hands. Her mother had burns much worse, covering more than 30% of her body.
Her four-year-old brother didn’t survive the accidental explosion of gasoline in their house. Both Okiki and her mother were brought to Egbe Hospital in rural Nigeria after 24 hours of receiving poor care elsewhere.
Treatment for Okiki was painful as she endured a makeshift apparatus used to keep her hands elevated while she slept.
When entering the unit the next day I saw her young cousin Sunday gently feeding Oiki her soup and wiping her mouth between bites. Sunday was engrossed in his job, speaking quiet words to her while he fed her and gave her water to drink.
Okiki was at Egbe Hospital many days while she continued to heal. Sunday did not leave her side in all that time.
I love coming upon them sitting in the hospital yard playing or eating fruit. I love to see how she watches him with grave little 2-year-old eyes as he swats at cashew nuts in the tree or plays with a toy car for her entertainment. God’s grace is boundless.
This is just one story of more than 15,000 patients seen at Egbe Hospital each year who are served and loved by a team of missionary workers and Nigerian medical professionals who are providing exceptional health care in a rural setting.
- for the work of revitalizing the Nurses Training buildings
- for Nurse Trainers and a maintenance foreman
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