Divine Grace

Divine Grace is only two years old.
What a hard life this little poor little girl has had so far. Divine suffers very badly with asthma.

When she was only a year old her mother died from leukaemia.

Divine has been hospitalised with asthma and pneumonia several times in her very short life.

Divine fell sick again and grandparents who look after her came to us for help.

Bahay ng Pag-Asa has paid the cost of hospitalisation twice for baby Divine and we also provide her asthma medicine.
But she desperately needs a nebuliser that she can use at home.

If you feel you could help Divine or any of our very needy clients please contact us.

Part 2

Of all the update stories I find this the hardest to relate!

Divine a beautiful two year old suffered form asthma and between November ’05 – April ’06 she had been confined in hospital five times with  asthma & pneumonia .

Bahay ng Pag-asa had even taken her to the Philippine General Hospital in Manila, where she had been confined for three weeks.

It seemed that what ever we did within a week or so she was sick again…
With each attack her little lungs were getting weaker and weaker!

On May 14th Divine’s condition took a turn for the worse.
She was near to death and we were asked to purchase special medicine.
Unfortunately this was not available locally.

So I made a twenty-one hour round trip to Manila to purchase the medicine.
I arrived in Manila with only half an hour to spare before the last bus returned to Santiago!

Like the crazy woman I am, I ran across a six lane highway shouting at a taxi driver to take me to the all night pharmacy!
God bless that taxi driver.
Not only did he take me to the pharmacy, but to at least a dozen other pharmacies and hospitals searching for the medicine!
Eventually a wonderful Dr explained why we could not find it…

The hospital in Santiago had asked for intravenous and this medicine is only in tablet form!

Eureka…
By this time it was 2.30a.m. But we managed to purchase the precious medicine… However as we walked back to the taxi my phone rang and I received the very sad news that whilst I was buying the medicine
Divine Grace passed away….

Of all the heart wrenching cases I have dealt with over the last twelve years, I personally found this one the most difficult to deal with…

Divine Grace was a beautiful little two year old who lost her life, due to poverty and the unavailability of genuine affordable medicine……..

Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let Perpetual light shine upon her, may she rest in peace Amen!