Cradle of Love Baby Home

Changing one life at a time…

Posted by admin | October - 22 - 2010 | 1 Comment

Cory was first taken to Nkoaranga Lutheran Hospital located on the slope of Mt. Meru. They tested him for HIV and found that he was positive for the antibodies, so they did not want to keep him there.

When we picked him up, I asked if there was anything we needed to know about his care as in giving him medicines, feeding etc.  They told me no.

However when we got him home, we found that his little body was covered in pustules, which were diagnosed as a staph infection. We quickly got him started on antibiotics, and within in a week, his sores were healed.

Cory was one of the 12 babies that we had in our own house. A few months later, all those babies moved into a small house and were cared for by paid caregivers. When the new house was completed, he moved with the others–one of the first residents!

Cory was always contented as a baby and toddler, and he took life very seriously. However, he did have fun with his friends and knew ALL the babies names. A very intelligent little man. His main pals were Simon and Ben as they are about his age and were all abandoned.  (not that THEY knew that!) OH and not to forget my daughter Staci! She called those three “her boys”!

Cory feeding a baby with Staci looking on

When all three became three years old they were able to move together to a long term care Home, which is run very well and even has many things patterned after Cradle of Love. It is called Havilah Children’s Village. All the boys adapted well and I still see them every week.

One Response so far.

  1. Sonja says:

    I love that you chose Cory to be one of your ‘stories of hope’! He is the smartest, most beautiful kid I have ever met. Ever since I first met him four years ago he has been my baby boy… I still love him more than words, and having to leave him and all the other beautiful kids at CoL after those wonderful eight months was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. He is still in my thoughts every single day and it is breaking my heart that I was (and still am) in no position to give him the loving home that he deserves. I do love seeing him thrive at Havilah though… they are doing an amazing job – and so are you!


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