Heart Break

There are many things that are shared with us that break our hearts. Sophie took a week to go to her village to plant crops in her field. While there her niece who lives in the village went into labor. The delivery was fine for her niece, but the baby was having some problems getting enough air. The women assisting in the delivery knew the baby needed oxygen, but there isn’t a place to get oxygen in the village. Sophie, her niece and Sophie’s sister made their way to Yaoundé to seek medical attention for the baby. The baby was still okay, not great, but okay when they arrived at a clinic they could afford to go to (remember you must pre-pay here for any medical treatment) that has oxygen. From the birth to arriving at the clinic was about two hours. They went inside and asked for the baby to get some oxygen and the clinic said they were full and couldn’t help. As they turned around very disappointed to leave and discuss where to go next, the baby died. There is so much preventable death all around us and it breaks our hearts. We know preventable deaths happen daily all around the world, however, when it’s in your face and not just a story on the news, it’s not abstract – it’s very real.

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5 Responses to Heart Break

  1. Pop-pop says:

    Our prayers go out to Sophie. And to you. May God break our hearts for those who do not yet know Him.

  2. Mark says:

    Oh how heart wrenching. Thank you for sharing that we might lift up Sophie and be thankful for what we have.

  3. MawMaw says:

    So sad for Sophie, her niece and for you, too. Please express my sincere sympathy to Sophie.

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