Life-Saving Medicine for One Baby in Nigeria

The baby had been abandoned. Left to die on the beach in Nigeria under a layer of sand. But the first miracle occurred when a good Samaritan heard a sound and discovered the baby.

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Seeing Miracles in Guatemala

Miracles happen every day, change your perception of what a miracle is, and you'll see them all around you.  Jon Bon Jovi    

The miracle standing in front of nurse Joanne Langone was hard to see. It had been a long day of treating patients in El Rodeo, Guatemala in the southwest region of the country. Traveling with her church on a medical mission trip, Joanne was amazed by the number of people who visited the clinic over seven days - nearly 1800.

But it was the single mother who walked in with her two children who caught Joanne’s eye. Her three-year-old son, Enrico, was weak from days of frequent vomiting. Dehydrated and tired, Enrico had to be carried by his mother.

He had a parasitic disease. Her young daughter likely had one too.

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On the Front Lines of a Silent Killer: Diarrhea In Children Worldwide

It’s a disease you do not hear a lot about in the US and hope you never do. Few children in this country die from diarrheal disease, yet is an illness with staggering statistics worldwide.

Consider this, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that diarrhea kills 2,195 children every day.  This is more than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined.  In fact, one in nine child deaths worldwide are attributable to diarrheal diseases, making it the second leading cause of death among children under the age of five.

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