Mission for Amah
Last week I watched our visiting doctor assess and check out each needy person we brought his way. Doctors never know what to expect when they come to volunteer with Orphan Relief and Rescue, but he did a great job assessing each patient brought before him.
I was sitting next to Amah as he waited to see the doctor, stroking his back as he looked up from his book with a precious smile. He has no idea, I thought, that his whole life is about to change. Amah has tumor that is growing in his knee, and it is extremely serious that he get it taken care of. I remembered back to a time, seven years ago, when his life hung in the balance due to sickness and hunger, and how that rescue mission was an emergency to save his and the other children’s lives in his orphanage. Now he is facing something very similar if we do not take action.
After the doctor examined Amah, and discussed the case with a local doctor, he informed us that the kind of care that Amah needs is not available in Liberia. Amah will have to leave Liberia to save his leg and possibly his life. As we know more about what the future looks like for Amah, we will update this blog. In the meantime, please keep Amah in your prayers. Please also pray for wisdom for our field staff as they work with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and others to accomplish this mission for Amah.
Written by Rebecca Pratt