After the clinic, we headed to the hospital where the complicated cases of severe malnutrition are referred. This was where one of the little girls I saw earlier at the clinic went. When she came into the clinic she was hanging on to her life by a thread. She was 27 months old and only weighed 8 pounds. Like most people, I had seen pictures and video of the tiny babies that are just skin and bones, but there’s nothing that could prepare me to see it in real life. Her frail body was moving so slow, and her little cry sounded like she was in so much pain. It’s impossible to really describe, but it was heart breaking.
August 15, 2016 in Uncategorized