Sunday, May 5, 2013

Recovery is going well

Helena and Vivian were in good spirits when we visited them yesterday. You can see for yourself here-

We are very pleased with how things are going and thankful for all of your prayers. We are humbled to be part of this long journey for Helena and her family and, while its not over, at least has made it past a big hurdle. Thanks again for all your support and all your prayers- and thanks be to our loving God whose plans no one can imagine and are full of goodness!

Tonight, Monday, if all goes to plan, the doctors want to release Helena and we will take the night ferry back to Mwanza. We devised a special chair that will allow her to be moved without moving her legs as much as possible. Please pray for a safe return home!
Vivian, Mama and Frank.  Vivian is recovering well.

Mama, Helena and David feeling much better.  Yesterday, the attempt to prop her legs up on the pillow was not a pleasant sight.  Today, it didn't seem to bother her and she was all smiles and having fun.

Happiness and her sister (far left) and Vivian's mom.  It's been great to see how the two mothers have really helped each other out and care for each others daughters like their own.  Both have done a great job learning the schedule for medicine and advocating for their daughters- something not often done in Tanzanian culture.

Karen and Caitlin making an improvised chair to carry Helena onto the boat tonight with.  If all goes well, we will return Monday night and this chair will hopefully keep Helena's legs from moving to much.

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