Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Renaldo's Obituary


Born April 4, 2010--Died December 6, 2010

Renaldo, eight months old, of Bon Repos, Haiti was pronounced dead at 9:05 AM this morning at a Cholera Treatment Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Renaldo was the son of his Papa and Mama who were present at his death.

Renaldo was admitted to the Cholera Treatment Center yesterday with his mother who is also a patient there. She witnessed his death lying on a green cholera cot just a few feet away.

Renaldo is survived by his two older siblings and his loving aunt in Bon Repos, Haiti.

The family loved Renaldo. His expressive eyes and smile wrapped everyone up with happiness.

His family would like to thank all who cared for him during the last 24 hours of his life, especially his aunt, who is also the primary caregiver to Renaldo’s mother.

Minutes after Renaldo’s death, oral rehydration solution was used to baptize him on his sweet forehead. His body was wrapped in the usual fashion after a cholera death in Haiti and taken to an undisclosed location.

There will be no memorial services.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

To who it may concern,

I came across this website and was just heartbroken about little Renaldo. When you hear about the children dying, it is much different than seeing the face of the child who died. I want this child to be remembered forever and I am currently collecting pictures and names of children who died due to the awful merciless earthquake over a year ago, and I was wondering if I could be told what his last name was so that he can be remembered by his full identity. If you can't, I understand but would still like permission to use his photo to hep him be remembered with or without his last name.

God Bless you for what you do,