A Weekly Journal Chronicling My Life
As It Intersects With The Garbage Dump Community Near La Ceiba, Honduras

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Kevin

Girlfriend wrote me this:

A sad end of the year in Los Laureles. Kevin, just 9 years old, was called home to Jesus to be in his arms. His passing this 31st of December left a great space in our hearts, we lost one of the most special children that we have come to know in this community. He suffered from hydrocephaly but during his short life he never presented a serious abnormality other than slight learning disabilaties. When he was 8 years old he had an accident at school and hit his head on pavement; this incident caused his family to stop ignoring his problem and the delicate state that he was in. Medical attention was sought and the doctors determined that he needed an operation as soon as possible. The family was too poor be able to afford the operation and hospital stay but with the help of the community, the Mennonite Church and various missionaries the money was raised and an operation for Kevin achieved. In the beginning he recovered well from the surgery but he had another fall, began losing his sight and his memory, and eventually needed 3 more operations. This past Thursday was his 4th and final surgery, from which he was only able to resist one day, passing then Saturday in the Morning. Kevin was known as a loving and sweet child and above all recognized for his love for Jesus. He was beloved by the community of Los Laureles and treated kindly by the other children there. After much suffering though he is finally resting in the presence of our Lord. We petition your prayers for strength for his family and especially for his mother who is taking this terribly.

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