Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Starving in Haiti
This mother, who was covered with sweat, brought her 3 year old in her right arm and 2 year old in her left arm to the clinic yesterday from a small village north of us. It cost 75 cents for each girl for the doctor visit and medication.
The 3 year old weighs 13 lbs. and the her 2 year old sister weighs 16 lbs. Both have fever, cough, and diarrhea. Both have no access to daily nutritious food, clean water, or medical care. Both are starving.
Peoria's major two hospitals are beginning 534 million dollar hospital expansions. The two hospitals are one block away from each other in a city of 113,000.