Davideson was brought to us by his mother, who came with him from close by. His mother says that Davideson's father died in the earthquake in Port. The mother has given birth to 6 children and 4 of those 6 have passed away at a young age. She is currently living with another family and they do not have enough food to support her and her children. The mother said that Davideson has been sick a lot with infections, fevers, and itching skin conditions.
Rose Merlin is from a neighboring community, where she lived with her father and grandparents. She is 14 months old and weighs around 7 lbs. Her mother died 10 months ago. Rose Merline is severly malnourished, but we hope she is able to gain weight steadily and quickly in our care.
Wednaldy is 16 months old and weighs 15 lbs, 14 oz. Wednaldy's father died while the mother was 6 months pregnant and his mother died during the earthquake. Wednaldy had been living with the mother's cousin who is a young woman without any other kids. Three other cousins accompanied her to COTP including one of our nannies. Wednaldy has recently been ill and was hospitalized in August. Wednaldy has been eating extremely well. He seems to be adjusting well and has been seen dancing with the nannies. Wednaldy is not yet walking but he can crawl and push himself into a sitting position. We will reevaluate the family situation in 3 months.