Mercy… that’s a big name for such a tiny girl. She isn’t yet old enough to understand the depth of the meaning of her name, but she has surely lived A LOT of life in her short 2 ½ years.
Mercy is the youngest of five children, treasured and loved dearly by her family. Last September, Mercy’s health started to decline quickly, beginning with the swelling of her hands, thighs, and stomach. She rapidly lost her appetite resulting in significant weight loss.
Lethargic and frail, the doctors discovered Mercy was suffering from an infection due to perforations in her intestines. She was rushed into emergency surgery and sent home to recover. Regretfully, her family could not properly care for her stemming from a lack of financial resources which soon resulted in sepsis and severe malnourishment for Mercy.
After an additional surgery to resolve the sepsis and stabilize her petite 16-pound body, St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor reached out to Love One seeking help for her rehabilitation. On March 15th, sweet Mercy came to the Love One Center to continue her healing journey and receive the nutritional and spiritual care that she needed and deserved. She arrived unable to sit up or crawl, and her demeanor was sad and reserved.
Over three short months, Mercy blossomed into an active, healthy, delightful 2 ½ -year-old little girl, enjoying interacting with other children at the center. While at the center, the Love One team worked closely with her family teaching them how to best care for her so that she could thrive.
We are overjoyed to share that on June 15th, Mercy returned home with her family weighing over 22 pounds! What a joy to celebrate the success of Mercy, her family, and the entire Love One team.
Thank you for partnering with us through prayer, encouragement, and financial support. Together, we can continue to help children like Mercy have a second chance at life.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3