Monday, June 15, 2009

Life in Benin................... I think this is one of my favorite pictures! It appears that they are good freinds on another outing.

Another day in life of the Benin people. They were pretty much born in boats and feel quite at 'comfortable' on them.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Recently one of the translators who works on the ship came and told us his three year old daughter was critically ill with malaria and needed a blood transfusion. She was at a local clinic, unresponsive. The translators daughter, Abigail, needed O positive blood. I was able to donate so at
3:00 a.m. the translator left with blood to bring to his daughter at the clinic.
We found out the next day Abigail was drinking and playing. The translator said three hours after receiving the blood she started to wake up and respond.
Hettie at the other end of the needle.

Africa Mercy hospital corridor.
Some crew members at the local hospital with the woman who recieved the blood The surgeons were able to reattach the woman's leg. One can see the joy on her face.

Going to the local hospital to deliver the blood.